Thursday, July 3, 2008

I take back everything bad I thought about eggplant

So I was not very fond of eggplant. It looked funny. Felt funny. Smelled funny. Was a disappointing shade of dirty white that turned brown and old-looking fast once peeled. It doesn't really have a redeeming quality in and of itself.

However, I am getting two to three eggplants per week and I need to do something with them! So I went in search of some recipes. I stumbled across one on with the rather presumptuous name of Eggplant Croquettes. I just called them "Eggplant Patties" in my head as I was making them as I did not think eggplant deserved such a dignified name.

I followed the recipe with the exception of adding cumin and baking the patties rather than frying them. (10 minutes on each side at 350 F)

oh. my. goodness.

Croquettes they are! These things are delicious! I was lazy and did not take pictures (thinking it wouldn't be anything to write home on the blog about anyway) but they are amazing! Go! Try them! If you're local I'll give you an eggplant!

As this is the single domestic - I did not cook up the whole batch but froze a few of them to enjoy at a later date.

I think I found a new favorite meal.


  1. Mmm I'll have to try this. I really like eggplant with parmesan. IMO the key with eggplant is making it so it's not soggy!

  2. The only time I've ever tasted eggplant and liked it was when someone had eggplant chips (like potato chips, only eggplant instead of potato). Those were good. :)

    But I've tried eggplant since then (I'll usually take a bite whenever the opportunity presents itself) and I just don't like it. I don't like the mushy nor the flavor. :/