Pastry for 9-inch deep-dish pie
1/2 lb Jimmy Dean hot sausage
2 cups peeled diced eggplant
1 can diced tomatoes, rinsed and drained
1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 cup Cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp Tony Chachere's seasoning
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup milk
Brown sausage and drain. Combine sausage and the next eight ingredients; spoon into pie shell.
Combine eggs and milk, stirring well. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
(Adapted from a recipe by Mrs. James A. Tuthill of Virginia Beach, VA, from 1988 Southern Living Annual Recipes)