Using the Produce Box Eggplant

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Eggplant is slaying me this year. One can only make so much Ratatouille. Even if the movie was a great one.

I’ve stashed the freezer with a huge batch of ratatouille. Here are some of my general stand-bys:

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Roasted Vegetable Soup with Fresh Oregano

Vegetable Bolognese

Vegetable Bolognese with Eggplant, Peppers, and Zucchini

Beef Eggplant Stew

Beef and Eggplant Stew

eggplant vegetable stew

My stand-by Ratatouille Recipe from my cookbook

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But, I’m looking to try some new recipes with eggplant, like these:

I’d love to hear your favorite ways with eggplant.

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  1. Chris b. says:

    You should try shrimp eggplant casserole with Italian breadcrumbs.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I love Ina Garten’s eggplant gratin recipe. Since I can’t bear to open a bottle of marinara sauce with so many ripe tomatoes on my counter, I just slice a few tomatoes, remove seeds, and cook them down a little bit to substitute for the marinara.

  3. Eggplant Parmesan! I don’t like eggplant and I find this delicious. I use panko breadcrumbs.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/eggplant-parmesan-ii/

  4. your eggplant beef stew sounds really interesting! i also like it in a frittata. but all veggies are good in frittatas, right? :) http://thepajamachef.com/2013/07/17/from-th-eggplant-potato-frittata-for-two-or-a-crowd/

  5. Slice it into thinnish slices (about 1/2″, but perfection is not important), brush it with any kind of salad dressing you like (or try it with hoisin sauce – delicious) – and then pop it in a 350-400 degree oven until it looks dry – about 15 minutes or so. It will have a wonderful chewy texture and a yummy flavor. Tasty on its own as a side, or with salad dressing as a dipping sauce, or as a burger topping, or whatever you like. You can also just brush it with olive oil and salt/pepper/Italian seasoning and bake it for the same amount of time. The chewiness is addictive!

  6. Try this recipe for Greek goulash… you won’t be sorry! http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=2075

  7. Michaela says:

    We ate our CSA eggplant tonight. I sliced it into half inch thick planks, brushed them with olive oil, salted and peppered and broiled them for two minutes on each side on a parchment lined pan. Then I topped them as I would top a pizza and baked them at 350 for 12 minutes or so. It was my favorite eggplant meal so far!

  8. Hi Jessica! I actually hate eggplant, unless it’s pickled! It’s true-I just ADORE pickled eggplant! If you like pickles, then this is for you ;) http://www.christinascucina.com/search/label/Pickled%20Eggplant Good luck, yours looks like a big one! :) CC

  9. I love this roasted eggplant salad with smoked almonds and goat cheese. I made it again this weekend without the almonds or goat cheese but added a little sesame oil for smokiness. So good. http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-roasted-eggplant-salad-with-smoked-almonds-goat-cheese-164756

  10. I tried the following from the slow cook and LOVED it. You can do it with mushrooms, too. http://www.theslowcook.com/blog/2009/09/03/preserving-eggplant-in-olive-oil/#sthash.XtbEMjFf.dpuf

  11. We got an eggplant from a type of csa we’re a part of, so this is great! However, how do you cut it up? Do you peel it? Seed it?

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      Yes, peel it and chop it up. You can check those links in the top of the post, those are my recipes that I developed with eggplant.

  12. I like to slice it in rounds, brine it, brush with olive oil and roast it in the oven. Then I use it instead of noodles in a lasagna recipe, giving me my own little version of an Eggplant Parmesan. It’s also really good to eat plain just after it’s roasted!

  13. This is my friend’s recipe and my favorite eggplant recipe: http://healthyeasyrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/01/spicy-eggplant.html

  14. Moussaka yum. Have made it numerous times but only with lamb. Being in Australia lamb is as plentiful as beef. Don’t know how you will go finding it though in California though!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      Oh, we can get lamb, it’s just not cheap. I’d probably use a different ground meat instead.

  15. Oh my. I just posted a photo of our home grown eggplant today (white variety). This post is such a timely answer to my question about how to cook eggplant!

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