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Cooking with Eggplant

We returned from a 2 week trip to discover that our garden had been ravaged by deer.  Almost everything was nibbled or devoured, and only eggplant, watermelon {yay!!}, cucumbers, some squash and a few tomatoes remain.  Thankfully, we’ve had a good crop this year, so I’m not complaining, just a bit sad.

The eggplant production is completely out. of. control.   My fridge looks something like this:

Seriously, there are over a dozen eggplant in my fridge right now, and more ready to pick.  This is the time of year for eggplant to come in, so when you see it in the Farmer’s Market this weekend, or on sale in the grocery store, don’t steer away from it!  See if one of these recipes that I’ve rounded up could serve you well and spend a little extra time in the kitchen creating something with an end of summer crop item.

Eggplant Parmesan

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Stuffed Eggplant
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Moussaka

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Grilled Eggplant Panini

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Roasted Eggplant Salad with Smoked Almonds and Goat Cheese

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And, in honor of Julia Child, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday this past Tuesday, 
Ratatouille
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Do you like eggplant?  What’s your favorite way to eat it?

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  • Reply sherri lynn

    Oh I’m sad that the deer got into your garden! You did get SO much this summer though – I’m glad you were able to enjoy so much of it! It’s a good thing you have plenty of eggplant though – I asked the girls on Sunday what their favorite thing out of the garden is. Isabella said “eggplants” 🙂 This reminds me that there is an eggplant recipe I’ve been wanting to try! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

    August 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm
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