An eggplant recipe for #2

Argh!  The Victory Garden cookbook is out of print again.  It will come back in print, but right now used copies are hella overpriced.

Baby Eggplant with Herbs

3 lb eggplant
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup freshly chopped herbs (such as basil or dill)

Wash eggplants, remove caps, and cut into chunks.  Salt and let drain for 30 min.  Pat dry and place in a baking pan.  Mix garlic into oil and drizzle over the eggplants.  Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until the eggplants are browned and tender.  Cool slightly in a bowl before tossing with vinegar, pepper and herbs.

Eat leftovers the next day cold over cold pasta with a little Parmesan cheese.

What’s your favorite way to eat eggplant?  (#1 says:  Baba ganoush!)  (#2 says:  garlic eggplant from the delivery Chinese place in California that I crave!!!)

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15 Responses to “An eggplant recipe for #2”

  1. First Gen American Says:

    Definitely Eggplant Parm but baked not fried.

    I’ll keep an eye out for that cookbook in my yard sale adventures. If I find one, I’ll let you know.

  2. Cloud Says:

    Yes! Baba ganoush. Yummmm.

    And I read an interesting thing once about how automatic pricing algorithms drive up the price of some used books on Amazon. There was a science book for which that spiraled out of control. Once my brain is fully awake, I may recall the details. If I do, I’ll post a link. It was a funny story.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      Yeah, we saw that story. I think we linked to it a few weeks back!

      But it’s the same everywhere, not just amazon. The reasonably priced used books all have food stains listed. Yuck. Fortunately #1 owns a copy. :)

      • Grace Says:

        Speaking of that, I heard a cute story years ago about a neighbor who came to the rescue of a man and his four kids whose wife was in the hospital for two weeks–the neighbor came and cooked for the family every night, and they were amazed that she made all their favorite foods. When asked how she managed that, she said she took down the wife’s cookbooks, and made whatever was on the pages that were stuck together!

      • nicoleandmaggie Says:

        Brilliant! And how nice!

  3. frugalscholar Says:

    The only things that will grow for us: eggplant and greens. We roast a lot when we have an overabundance (and when we have the oven on for something else) and then freeze. It can be used in almost every cuisine–Asian, Italian, etc.

    I have that cookbook! Mine is falling apart.

  4. Comrade PhysioProf Says:

    F*cke this bullshiotte. FRY THAT MOTHEWRF*CKEWR!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Anthea Says:

    Yum!! This recipe looks delicious. I’ll definitely have to add that cookbook to my Amazon wishlist! Thank you for posting this recipe.

  6. Anthea Says:

    Oh I forgot to say that my favourite way of eating eggplant is to slice the eggplant, dip it in egg and flour, fry it utnil cooked and then eat it warmed with yogurt that has already been made which contains finely chopped parsley and garlic. A good friend of mine who’s Turkish taught me how to make this.

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