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Old 07-10-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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ISO Eggplant Recipes

I am overwhelmed by eggplants at the house. I usually don't have this many, they must like drought. Has anyone frozen them before? Please tell me all of the great things you make with them. I grill them, make a casserole with tomatoes and cheese, and eggplant parm., but I really could use some other suggestions. Thank you!


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Old 07-10-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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I was thinking eggplant lasagna, but couldn't help but wonder if it would be more or less the same as your casserole with tomatoes and cheese that you mentioned.

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Old 07-10-2007, 04:05 PM   #3
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Make a traditional mousaka - a little bit like a lasagna but with layers of eggplant between the meat layers. The topping can vary as well. I used have a recipe for a great yoghurt based topping which made almost a cake top.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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Deep fried breaded eggplant is very good. You can also cut the fried eggplant into small pieces and use for salad or top the traditional green bean/mushroom soup casserole. (of course you can use it raw in a salad, too.)

You can cut it into slices, top with thin white fish fillet, brush lightly with peanut oil, and grill or broil until fish is cooked (about 10 minutes or less). Sprinkle with thyme and lemon juice. S&P.

Add baked eggplant to cooked wild rice and add walnut dressing.

Top a slice of eggplant with a slice of onion, another eggplant and top with the onion. Wrap a bacon slice around the bundle and a second one around the other side. Secure bacon with tooth picks. Grill or cook in a skillet turning once.

If you cube up eggplant for the freezer, use it by Thanksgiving as it will not have a long storage life.

Give some to the food bank. They are very dependent on gardeners during the summer.

Eggplant is selling for .99 cents a pound at the grocery store. The least that I paid for it last year was .79 cents per pound.....enjoy!

There some decent eggplant stuffings but not many.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:00 PM   #5
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They can be frozen. Do a google search. If I remember correctly they need to be blanched in water with lemon juice to prevent discoloration. The frozen ones are mushier and tend to be used in casseroles and such. If you love eggplant it's worth the work!
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:09 PM   #6
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I put a recipe on here ages ago, but basically I just sliced the peeled eggplant, dip in egg, then italian bread crumbs, fry in a bit of canola to brown, drain, and then layer it up like lasagna, using eggplant slices, hard salami, sliced fresh tomatoe, mozzarella, and continue layering until you have used all the ingredients. I think a bit of fresh basil would add lots of flavor.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:46 PM   #7
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One of my family favorites is to slice your eggplant into rounds, dip in a mix of bread crumbs and flour,salt,pepper,then into egg and back into the crumb mixture..Set on parchment , wax or foil, cover with more of same then press lightly to set the breading, fry in hot peanut oil til golden and then place on a sprayed with pam cookie sheet, now top with swiss,or mozz, or monterey jack or any cheese you love, top with another eggplant slice to make a sandwich..While this is baking to melt the cheese in the oven I make a butter,white wine,lemon juice ,crushed garlic reduction and when serving the sandwich drizzle some of this over it..If you don't want to heat up the kitchen do this in a covered fry pan and use the lid to help the cheese melt.

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Old 07-10-2007, 11:08 PM   #8
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They are wonderful grilled with or without other veggies------ peel them, slice them, salt them, place in colander lined with paper towels, more paper towels on top, and some weight on that (heavy plate or pot, etc) to extract the bitter juices for about 30 minutes. Then you're ready. I like to marinate them and other veggies for about 20-30 minutes--no longer---in a marinade of: 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 cup soy sauce 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, 3 mashed cloves garlic, 1 T grated fresh ginger, 2 T sherry or dry white wine---adjust amounts to how much on hand---a whole lot less if it's just eggplant but you have the general idea of ingredients) and grill them on the barbie until done. Yum!
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:05 AM   #9
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Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant pizza


Bruschetta (w roasted tomatoes or roasted red peppers, chopped red onions, evoo S&P, top w mozzarella & place under the broiler til cheese is melted)

Pasta topping - eggplant, garlic fresh diced tomatoes, evoo, s&p

This is a yummy-looking recipe that's on my list, because of the mixture of pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, raisins Romano and bread crumbs:

Eggplant Bundles
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:45 AM   #10
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Slice, peel, sweat. Wash off, cut into "french fries" bread in cornmeal. Fry until golden brown. You will be glad you did!

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