Eggplant Redemption

August 30, 2010 § 2 Comments

I am not a fan of eggplant, plain and simple. I know it’s in my header photo, roasting away on the grill. I just like the picture of it cooking – I didn’t even eat it once it came off the grill. I don’t even think that my dog ate it 🙂

I had two of these purple little monsters in my fridge from this past Tuesday’s CSA pickup. I decided that I needed to conquer them, I needed to make them work. Derado’s Market in Cornelius, NC has the most fabulous eggplant – yes I said fabulous and eggplant in the same sentence. They slice it very thin and the beading is magnificent and it is pan-fried to perfection. I figured why not? I can slice things thin and bread them with the best of them.

So I began slicing, and prepped 2 pie dishes for the egg and the bread dipping process:

And then it was time to soak those suckers…

Time to cook!

The eggplant needed some sauce:

  • One Jar of Canned Tomatoes mashed up
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Sicilian spice mix
  • fresh local parsley
  • 2 tbsp EVOO

I also made some turkey meatballs (the pictures of that process did not look appetizing!) and boiled some wheat egg noodles.

This dinner made me have respect for Eggplant, it delicious!

Do you fear any vegetables? What would it take to make you like them?

Egg Plant Redemption –



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