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Caroline

Hello, Thanks for posting this recipe. It looks great! Just wondering, do you think anything less rich, dairy or non, could be subbed for the cream? Thanks!

CityMama

Caroline, if you aren't lactose intolerant, you could substitute half n half but it will dilute the sauce a bit. You could also use less cream. I wouldn't substitute anything else non-dairy, because the sauce really does need something creamy to make it silky and luscious.

The sauce is rich which makes it a perfect starter course. You could probably serve 8-10 people if you did that.

Hope that helps. I know many of us are trying to watch what we eat so maybe reserve this recipe for a special splurge.

The Aitch

Why couldn't you deep fry the eggplant and zuchinni together?

ann

This sounds delicious. I think I will make it this week, but probably with 2x eggplant and no zucchini, unless some good looking zucchini magically appears at the store.

CityMama

Aitch, the eggplant takes slightly longer to cook than the zucchini, but if you don't mind "al dente" eggplant (or over-cooked zukes) you could fry them together.

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