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09 November 2009

Fairytale eggplants


Just made dinner for a friend and it was adorable and delish, so I had to share. As I strolled through the farmers market this weekend I ran across fairytale eggplant for sale and I HAD to buy them because my friend RD told me that if I ever ran across these lilliputian veggies I needed to try them. Fairytale eggplant is supposed to be less bitter than plain old eggplant, plus its adorable.

At first I was going to make them into some sort of Indian curry dish, but at the last minute I decided to make mini eggplant parmesan instead. I cut each little eggplant int0 long halves or thirds and let them sweat it out for about thirty minutes. Next I breaded each with Italian panko crumbs and baked them at 350 until they looked to be done. I sprinkled them with an italian cheese mix and stuck them back in the oven on broil to melt the cheese. Then I took about seven slices and laid them across a bed of pasta covered in spicy tomato sauce. Yummy! I highly recommend this dish for entertaining or as a little treat for yourself.

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3 comments:

The Owl's Closet said...

aww fairytale eggplants are adorable! ur recipe sounds delicious. i'll have to try it out sometime. thanks for sharing!

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Leah said...

Wish we have fairytale eggplants here. And the dish you cooked up with it sounds so yummy.

Micro230_Group1 said...

toldyouso!

they're taaaaaaasty!

chicky, I need an email from you. I'm going to be in Orlando next week and I flail.