Eggplant rolls (Teschin yazik)

Eggplant rolls are a simple and tasty snack. It is very convenient to cut oblong eggplants into thin long "tongue" flat sheets, which once cooked become so flexible that enable to roll up the filling into them. A similar dish is known in the Georgian cuisine. Some joker in Russia called this snack “Teschin yazik” ("mother-in-law’s tongue") apparently because of the shape of eggplant strips. So, the name has stricken roots. This snack in Russia can often be found on festive and buffet tables.


  • Eggplants - 2 pcs.
  • tomatoes - 2 pcs.
  • garlic - 4 cloves
  • dill – to taste
  • parsley – to taste
  • mayonnaise - 2 tbsp.
  • salt – to taste
  • vegetable oil – for frying

Preparation method (receipt)

Remove the eggplant stems and cut eggplants lengthwise about 5 mm in thickness. Salt and leave for 30 minutes. Then wash them from salt, dry and fry in vegetable oil on both sides. Lay eggplants on a paper towel to remove excess fat. Finely chop dill and parsley. Mix the greens with mayonnaise. Press out garlic. Slice tomatoes. Coat eggplant sheets with the mayonnaise-greens mixture. Put a slice of tomato on the edge of the eggplant sheet and roll up. Put the rolls on a plate and dress with greens.

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