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eggplant help

eddy-turneddy-turn Posts: 36
edited 1:29AM in EggHead Forum
i saw arecipe for eggplant that basically called for inserting garlic through the skin of the eggplant before cooking.[p]can anyone help me locate this recipe?[p]many thanks,[p]eddy-turn


  • SyraQSyraQ Posts: 95
    Found this on the web:
    "Cut slits into a whole eggplant, stuff a few slices of garlic into each slit, and roast the eggplant in a 400-degree oven for 40 to 60 minutes, or until collapsed and completely tender. Peel the eggplant, then chop or mash into a puree."[p]I've made something similar in the past. It is a Middle Eastern dip or spread called Babba Ghanouj. Look for recipes under this name because there is more to it than eggplant and garlic...maybe some lemon juice, etc.[p]

  • eddy-turn, here's an easy eggplant recipe that I just tried, and it was a big hit, makes a nice appetizer.[p]EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA[p]1 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 clove garlic, crushed
    1 eggplant, sliced 1/2" thick
    1 cup pesto sauce (I used basil pesto)
    2 tomatoes, diced
    3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
    1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
    fresh basil (for garnish)[p]Brush bottom of eggplant slices with mixture of olive oil and garlic. Place on a low grill (I did at about 200 deg., and put the slices on my round pizza pan with holes in it to make them easier to remove from egg) and cook for 8 min.
    Turn slices over and spread top of each slice with a tsp. of pesto. Cover with diced tomatoes and cheeses. Return to grill and cook a further 5-7 min. Garnish with basil.

  • eddy-turn, I neglected to mention what the recipe recommended to do to the eggplant first, to remove the bitterness: cover eggplant slices with coarse salt for 20 minutes. Rub off salt with a paper towel and pat dry. I did this as well, and it tasted great to me.

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