Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Fix.......Easy Eggplant

I LOVE Eggplant Parmigiana, floured, fried, and oozing with cheese.......Oh I Really Really Do! But, it's not something I want to indulge in on a regular basis. I needed to find a way to get my Eggplant fix without the extra pounds. This easy eggplant is delicious, simple to make, and pretty darn tasty!

Slice the eggplant just under 1/2" thick, sprinkle with salt and let drain about 20 mins in a colander. You can rinse or just wipe the salt off with paper towel. Dry the slices if you rinsed. You're almost done! Put the slices on a lightly oiled sheet pan, brush with olive oil, top with a bit of your favorite sauce, sprinkle with oregano, and pop in the oven. I like to bake in a 300 degree oven till fork tender 20-30 mins.

Sometimes I'll just have a salad with a side of eggplant for lunch or dinner. So yummy, so healthy! I got several beautiful organic eggplant at the Flemington Farmers Market last Sunday.

I feel so great going there on a sunny Sunday morning (think Shiny, happy, people). There's always live music and good produce to be found.

Check it out!

and, check out the Food Renegade Blog for Fight Back Fridays!
Go for it! Rebel against processed food!!



Chews Your Food! said...

Maryann, we are definitely on the same wavelength! I went to the Dvoor's market last Sunday and also bought two gorgeous organic eggplants. I was all set to share my favorite maridade recipe for grilled veggies--great with egglplant, zucchini, portobello mushrooms, peppers as well as poultry, meat, whatever...but you beat me to the post this week. So, I will save that for next week!


Chews Your Food! said...

Hey Lisa, I was gonna call you but I went kind of last minute. I promised I'd bring POPs with me this week! I just love going there! Now if I could just get my Nick to eat some eggplant or try some green drink. I've even tried paying him!

How come nobody comments on our super fabulous, delicious, vivacious BLOG! Come on people, what are you up to??? We'd love to here from you...........please!

Michelle said...

Oh man, I love eggplant parmesan so much. This is a great way to make it healthy and delicious. I will be doing this as soon as I get my hands on some eggplants! Thanks!

Chews Your Food! said...

Thank You! Thank You! Michelle! So very nice to hear from you. Hope you enjoy the eggplant! You are our very first commenter!!!! So nice to know there's someone out there.

.^.^.^.^.^.(me jumping up and down)
Yippeeeee, Lisa we got our very first comment!!!!!!!!!

big smile....

Chews Your Food! said...

I know, it's so exciting! I can totally related to Julie of "Julie & Julia" the movie. Did you see it? Awesome! Lisa