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Posted on 06 December 2011 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato-Eggplant Timbale

By David Harbilas

A timbale is a custard-like dish usually served as an appetizer or small lunch entrée.

The word timbale itself refers to the shape of the mold, which is nothing more than a small dish–I use a pyrex dish, as it is oven safe and comes in many sizes.

While this dish may sound unappealing–the word custard unfortunately brings many bad attempts at pudding to mind–it is a wonderful mixture of savory and sweet, essentially a very rich sauce baked with an egg and cream mixture into a light, omelet-like creation.

The dish can, in fact, be made simply as a mixture of a thick sauce with the custard, but here I opt to blend the ingredients to make a smoother and more elegant appetizer.

Makes about 4 timabales

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