Sunday, September 9, 2012

Grilled eggplants

Let me introduce you to a delicious way of fixing (hey ya'll, I do live in the south) eggplants
...grilled with salt, garlic and olive oil.
First of all, let me tell you that there is a way of getting the eggplant ready to be grilled.
Slice (without peeling the eggplant)
 layer in a colander adding a little salt on each layer.
Leave it for about an hour, and the eggplant will begin to "sweat"...that's a good thing. It will sweat out the bitter juice within.
Do not skip this step!
Now, you can grill it on the grill (duh!), or you can use a griddle...that would be me.
This ain't yo mama pancakes...in fact it's no pancake, since you are reading about grilled eggplant (rabbit trail...)

 Let it cook until it looks like this.
In a container, layer the eggplant with minced garlic and drizzled olive oil. Repeat using all your slices.
I eat those slightly warm or at room temperature.

Pair with a cheese and olives focaccia!
Buon Appetito.

***eggplant are VERY filling, due to high fiber content. Therefore are ideal for people on a diet: low calories and loaded with fibers. Just don't fry it, because they absorb oil...defeating the purpose of the diet. Also it is an economical vegetable, and is oh so yummy!***

Stay Frugal,

11 comments:

Libby said...

I've only had eggplant a few times, but almost always in a casserole. This looks good.

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

yum!

NanaDiana said...

Looks good, Daniela. I'll bet it tastes as good as it looks- xo Diana

Amy - while wearing heels said...

I've grilled eggplant before BUT I never let my eggplant sweat before. I can't wait to try your technique and see what I have been missing. These look delicious.

Blue Creek Home said...

coming over from met monday. My college daughter loves eggplant. This should be fairly easy for her to prepare. Thanks a lot
Rhonda

Kelly said...

That looks good! I've never eaten eggplant like that before. Thanks for the recipe.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Yum...I want to try this too :) Laurel

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O, this looks very good. I'd add in some pasta -- yum! Glad to have discovered your blog :)

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Kathie said...

I love eggplant but have never tried them like this. This may be perfect for me since I am trying to eat healthier (starting today!). lol, maybe if I have enough yummy alternatives like this, I can stick with it. Thanks for linking up!

Stacey said...

Looks delicious - I think I may even try that. My hubby would love me for it!
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Stacey of Embracing Change