Eggplant Caviar Appetizers

Eggplant Caviar is a classic Russian appetizer. Its basically sauteed vegetables in tomato sauce. You can serve it as an appetizer on top of  bread with butter or  bake these in a puff pastry and sip your favorite tea with your girlfriends on a nice afternoon.

1 eggplant diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 green bell pepper diced
2-3 carrots  coarsely shredded
1 big or 2 small onions diced
1 tomato diced
8 oz. Tomato sauce
3 bay leafs
1 clove garlic crushed
salt and pepper
½ cup light olive oil
2 puff pastry sheets
Heat oil heavy pot like dutch oven. Add onions and saute for about 3 minutes on medium heat.Add carrots and peppers.saute another 3 minutes and throw in eggplants. Stir occasionally and simmer for 5 minutes on low heat. Add tomato sauce,bay leaf,salt and  pepper.Simmer for another 15 minutes.add garlic. Let it cool.
Heat oven to 375 degrees.Cut the pastry sheet in to four squares. Add 1-2 tablespoons of caviar in the middle of the square. Using your fingers press two edges together. Bake until pastries are golden brown .[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:66]