Eggplant ideas..

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Well, I haven’t been on in a long while! So sorry to not add my wonderfully sophisticated recipes lately. I know you have all been missing them. Wink Wink.
I got some eggplants I think two weeks ago and I hate to say I truly hate them. I’ve really tried to do different things with them but haven’t been too impressed over all. However, these were the two recipes that I found that masked the taste of the slimy eggplant with it’s chewy exterior.
The first is a pasta with tomatoes and eggplants. The eggplants are just grilled for about 5 minutes on each side before putting them in your traditional pasta dish.
The second is just individual size pizza on flatbread. The eggplants (about 2 or 3) are cooked in the oven for about 30 minutes. They are then peeled and mashed up and spread on top of the pasta sauce before a little feta cheese goes on top. I have to say this one was the best. It just leaves a nice creamy consistency on top of the pizza.
I realize now that I need to start making my own bread from scratch. Sara, your bread looks incredible!!

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One thought on “Eggplant ideas..

  1. Marie, do you salt the eggplants before you cook them? It can make all the difference. It draws out the bitter juices (which as I understand is more of an issue the more seeds there are). I bet it would help with the sliminess too. Also eggplant absorbs oil at first and then releases it (again, so I have read) so if you are frying it and don’t cook it long enough it may be “slimy” for that reason. I love eggplant, though I did max out in Greece recently and am on a bit of a break!

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