"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-07-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
Head Chef
larry_stewart's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 2,060
Eggplant meal suggestions

Just got home from vacation and found an abundance of eggplants.
I want to do something new with them, but here is the catch.

Not eggplant parmesan
Not Ratatouille
Must be vegetarian
Preferably not fried if possible.
Must be a main meal.

Thanks in advance, In the mean time Ill scout the internet fro something.



larry_stewart is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
Alix's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Moussaka? Stuffed with tomatoes, onions and other squash?

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 03:28 PM   #3
Head Chef
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,300
here's a start on a search:
eggplant recipes main dish vegetarian - Google Search

Wyogal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 03:58 PM   #4
Master Chef
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
I'll be making an Pasta Eggplant Smoked Mozzarella bake this week, but it's not my own recipe so I can't post it here.

Will also be making a delicious spicy Szechuan Eggplant stirfry this week, but again, can't post it here.

Maybe do web searches using my recipe titles & see what crops up?
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 04:31 PM   #5
Alix's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Breezy, you can post links to those recipes if they exist on the Net somewhere else. I would love to see the Szechuan stirfry one if you can show the link.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
kadesma's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
We slice eggplan into rounds, brush with evoo and put it in the oven, lightly brown but not cooked all the way.. In the meantime make a sauce with lemon,butter, evoo,salt and pepper, take two slices, put your favorite cheese in the middle and make a sandwich out of it, then finish baking til cheese melts, take your sauce and drizzle over the eggplant sandwich. We serve with a tossed green salad and garlic bread.
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 06:57 PM   #7
Certifiable Executive Chef
Janet H's Avatar
Site Administrator
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 3,263
I often slice in 1 inch rounds, brush with oil and grill on bbq. When roasted on both sides, top with a slice of tomatoe and some chevre. CLose the lid on grill for a few mins to melt chevre. Serve.

Thinly sliced and grilled eggplant is also wonderful as a layer in lasagna.

Another good use: tofu/eggplant stirfry. I use firm tofu, eggplant (large cubes) loads of fresh garlic and some fresh mushrooms. Add a hadnful of carrots or red peppers for color. Make a sauce of water, tsp of corn starch, a dollop of black bean paste and a little rice wine vinegar. Sear all ingredients and then add sauce to hot pan, tossing to coat and thicken.

Remove from heat and add a sprinkling of sesame oil. Serve with rice. Fast and easy.
Janet H is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 07:41 PM   #8
Senior Cook
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 333
Send a message via AIM to danpeikes
similar to using instead of noodles in lasagna like Janet H said, you can also do rollitni(sp?) Thinly sliced, toped with a little tomato sauce and your choice of cheese or cheeses. Roll it up top with more sauce and cheese pack them tightly in a pan to serve cassarole style or looser to serve indivinually as an main or an app. You can add any other meat of veg that you like into the roll.
danpeikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 08:44 PM   #9
Master Chef
CharlieD's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,318
Greek eggplant salad or what is it name sltan Obalduy (completely made this one up) cannot remember the real name.
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 03:18 AM   #10
Senior Cook
mexican mama's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 422
eggpant and scrambled eggs

Im not a fan of eggplant but my mom has this egg plant with w/ scrambbled egg thats really good..it's called Tortang Talong (eggplant omelet )

Ingredients :

250 g. of ground lean pork
1 tbsp. of finely minced garlic
1/2 c. of finely chopped onions
3/4 c. of coarsely chopped tomatoes
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
4 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. of flour
4-5 talong (eggplants)
salt and pepper
cooking oil
Cooking procedure :

Mix together all the ingredients except the eggplants and the cooking oil.
Cook the eggplants (boil, steam, grill or broil) until soft but not mushy. Peel off the skins, leaving the stems intact. Using a fork, flatten the meat of the eggplants. Divide the pork mixture into as many eggplants you prepared. Place the mixture on the flattened eggplants, patting the meat to make sure it is compact.
Heat a skillet or wok. Add about 2 tbsp. of cooking oil and heat until smoking. Carefully slide one stuffed eggplant onto the hot oil. Cook over medium-high heat, about 5-7 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Add more cooking oil as you cook a new eggplant.
Serve with catsup.
If you want a really special tortang talong, lay a slice of cheese on the flattened eggplant before adding the pork mixture on top.
Tortang Talong | Home-cooked meals | Home-cooking rocks!

Mexican Food
mexican mama is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.