Like most all kids I hated my veggies growing up. Now that I'm an adult I have a greater appreciation for them. As part of my 50 Before 50 list I decided I would try a new vegetable I have never tried.
So I picked Eggplant. I made eggplant Parmesan.
First I sliced the eggplant to let it sweat. Apparently salting the slices and letting them sit for 30 minutes they begin to sweat. This helps remove some of the bitterness of the veggie.
Then I coated them with garbanzo bean flour, egg, and bread crumbs mixed with Parmesan cheese.
Then I browned them in a frying pan with some olive oil.
Next using my homemade marinara with veggies I set them in a baking dish and topped them with mozzarella cheese.
Then I baked them. They turned out really yummy. I can't wait to make them again. However this time -- I will slice them thinner and take off the skin.
My goal now is to broaden my horizons and try veggies I've never had before like turnips and leeks.
50 Before 50: 4 down 46 left to go...
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