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Georgian Style Eggplant Recipe – Салат с баклажанами “Тёщин язык”


This Georgian Style Eggplant Recipe is a really great recipe that I got from my friend Larisa. I guarantee everyone will leave your table raving about this tasty eggplant dish. It could be served as an appetizer with fresh homemade bread, salad, or side dish. 

2 medium sized eggplants
4-5 cloves of garlic
2 large tomatoes – cut in quarters
2 bell peppers – seeded and quartered lengthwise
1 jalapeno pepper – seeded (leave seeds in for a spicier salsa or use more jalapenos)
Salt and pepper 
½ bunch parsley
Vegetable oil for frying

Peel off strips of the eggplant’s skin so that only about half of the skin is left on. Cut them into 2 1/2 inch strips about 1/2 inch thick.


Toss the eggplants with one tablespoon of salt and set aside.


Meanwhile, prepare the salsa.


Combine tomatoes, red bell peppers, garlic, parsley and jalapeno pepper in food processor or blender. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you like. (I like well blended). Test seasonings and adjust if needed. 

By this time eggplants will release some liquid. Drain the eggplants and pat dry with paper towels. Pour about 1 inch oil into deep frying pan; heat on high heat. (to test if the oil is ready, drop little eggplant piece into the oil, and if it starts bubbling, the oil is ready for frying). Carefully place 1/4 of the eggplants into the hot frying pan. (you will fry all the eggplants in four batches). Fry while mixing until eggplants are golden brown.


Take out the eggplants and place them on a plate covered with pepper towel.


Get a deep bowl or smaller casserole dish and pour four – five tablespoons of salsa at the bottom of the dish. Then arrange one layer of eggplants.


Continue to layer ingredients until finished.


Refrigerate for up to 2-3 weeks.

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  • irina 04/26/2013, 11:52 PM

    Looks delish!!! Never tried this before, i must make it sometimes this week.

    • Inessa 06/03/2013, 11:37 AM

      Thanks Irina, I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

  • nadia 04/27/2013, 1:20 AM

    Oh my goodness…this is so good! I love eggplant appetizers!

  • Svetlana 04/27/2013, 8:20 AM

    I love the title! Yes I can see why this dish would be called that: it’s very flavorful!!!

  • Oksana 04/28/2013, 4:18 PM

    Very delicious!!

  • Mariya 05/07/2013, 12:08 AM

    Yummy! Is this dish served cold? I know a similar dish but it’s only served hot. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for sharing with us!

    • Inessa 05/07/2013, 11:15 AM

      Mariya, you can serve it hot or cold. I like it cold 😉

  • easyfoodsmith 05/08/2013, 10:59 PM

    Reading the ingredient list I can imagine what a delicious dish this must be. thanks for sharing.

    • Inessa 06/03/2013, 11:39 AM

      You are welcome. It is a very delicious dish.

  • Lana 05/13/2013, 3:34 PM

    MAking this for our anniversary! Hope it turns out good as ur pic! thanks girl!

  • nadia 05/22/2013, 3:27 PM

    Made this on my daughters birthday,Love it alot! Thanks!!!

    • Inessa 06/03/2013, 11:41 AM

      I am so glad you like it. It’s defiantly a keeper.

  • Lana 09/06/2013, 9:57 AM

    Hi Innessa!
    Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe. Made these yesterday and they turned out SUPER DELICIOUS. I’m a big fan of eggplants, but my husband on the other hand, will only try if I really beg him…..to my BIG SURPRISE….he tried them yesterday (without me telling him:))and guess what….he said that they were REALLY REALLY GOOD!!! I’m still at shock!!! thanks so much!!! (today im making your version of stuffed peppers…hope they turn out great:)) Thanks, again!

    • Inessa 09/25/2013, 11:16 PM

      Hi Lana, you are very welcome. I am glad your husband loved it 🙂

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