Eggplant

Varieties we are growing this season:

We grow smaller delicate varieties that do not need to be peeled. Eggplant can not be eaten raw and must be cooked. Eggplant is flavorless and will take on any seasoning/flavor you would like to add to you dish. It’s “meaty” texture resembles mushrooms when not overcooked.

 

 

Farm Favorite :

Eggplant “sausage” – slice eggplant into half rounds or dice; heat fennel seed and red pepper flakes in a frying pan to release the oils in herbs just a few minutes ; add olive oil – a few tablespoons; allow oil to heat up a bit; add eggplant; smoked paprika is also a great addition; stir to coat with seasoning and oil; cover pan allow to cook until tender; add salt to taste.  We add it as a topping on our homemade pizza.

Other favorites:

sliced and marinated in balsamic vinegar then grilled or oven roasted and ratatouille (pictured below- Eggplant, peppers, onion, tomato, garlic, basil, parsley, summer squash)

 

 

Moroccan Eggplant Tagine – Member Recommended – thanks Libby!

Eggplant “bacon” – there is even a video – Thanks Danielle!

Pinterest Eggplant Board

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