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 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,


Libby said...

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

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NanaDiana said...

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

Amy of 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

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


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

Katherine 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!
Thanks for linking up this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change