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Recipe box: eggplant

In my experience, eggplant is something you either love or you hate. Its texture is rather meaty and its flavor quite distinctive. If you love eggplant (or aubergine, as the British – and French – call it) like I do, enjoy more of it with these recipes.

Baba Ganouj – Roasted Eggplant Dip

Baba ganoujA classic Middle Eastern dip made of roasted eggplant. Delicious!

Bharta – Smoked Eggplant Dip

Bharta is a smoked eggplant dish popular in the villages of Punjab. It is usually served with greens, bread, and lassi.

Caponata – Sweet and Sour Eggplant

This eggplant appetizer from southern Italy can be eaten as a side dish or on top of bread.

Caramelized Eggplant

Caramelized eggplantEnjoy these flavorful slices of gooey eggplant next to some quinoa or rice.

Eggplant “Meat” Balls

Eggplant meatballsMost mock meatballs are made mostly of tofu or tempeh, but this unique recipe uses eggplant and walnuts to great effect. And before you serve them with something like catsup, try one plain – you’ll be amazed at the depth of flavor.

Eggplant Bacon

Eggplant baconThin slices of smoky eggplant make a delicious alternative to bacon.

Eggplant Burgers

A delicious veggie burger made with eggplant and walnuts.

Eggplant Caviar

Eggplant caviarA lovely, thick eggplant dip. Great with crackers, French bread, pita bread, or crudites.

Eggplant Gratin

Eggplant layered with tomato sauce and topped with saffron custard makes an elegant and delicious main course.

Eggplant Parmigiana / Parmesan

Eggplant parmigiana, also called eggplant parmesan, is a perfect main course served alongside/atop plain pasta.

 
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