Eggplant? Yes, please.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
So for some reason I got curious about eggplant. Never tried one, never cared to try one, and then I got curious. I'd seen them in the store and thought they looked interesting. I mean, it's purple, so it has to be good. I went grocery shopping today and planned on getting tomatoes and an eggplant to try a grilled eggplant recipe I found. Really simple, slice the eggplant, add salt and pepper, grill. Take the grilled slices and cover with a slice of tomato and a mix of garlic, mayo, and Parmesan cheese. The store didn't have eggplants. That really got me going. I mean, it's near 90 so I can't really leave my salad fixings and meat in the car to go to a second grocery store and I didn't want to go home, unload, and head back out. So I put the perishables in the trunk, put the A/C on full blast to the second store, park close, and went as fast as I could to get my eggplant and tomatoes. As soon as I got back to the car I checked my salad veggies and was happy to see they were fine.
So I rush home with my prize. I get the groceries put away, get the oven going for the pork roast, dig out my George Foreman, and start slicing. I don't know what I was expecting, but it was delicious. Kinda creamy and no real need for the extras. Spices and the olive oil spray and voila! Plus you get a lot for a little calorie wise. Next I found a pizza that uses eggplant slices as the crust on SP. Didn't try that because I didn't understand the slicing directions, but I think it just needs the round eggplant. My next new recipe.