This is a wonderful side dish suitable for roasts and any grilled meat dishes.
900gms medium-size eggplants
Himalayan Salt to taste
220gms onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup coconut oil
450gms ripe tomatoes, seeded and cut into strips
2 tablespoons capers, drained
2 or 3 celery stalks, chopped
1/3 cup vinegar of any kind
1 teaspoon Stevia granules
Wash the eggplants, cut them into small pieces, put them into a large strainer and sprinkle with salt. Set aside to drain for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, combine the onions with one-third of the coconut oil in a wide, shallow pan. Cook until golden. Add the tomatoes, capers, celery and olives. Mix well and cook for 15 minutes, set aside.
Rinse the eggplant and dry completely. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over high heat. When the oil reaches its maximum temperature, add the eggplant pieces and fry until well browned. Drain. Stir the eggplant into the tomato mixture.
Sprinkle on the vinegar and Stevia and return to low heat. Cook until the vinegar completely evaporates. Serve either warm or cold.
Serves 4. Approx 8.5 grams net grams of carbohydrate per serving.