The Best Eggplant Recipe Around

The best eggplant recipe…I know its a pretty bold statement to make but I truly believe it and those who have tried it loved it. Eggplant is one of those foods that you either like or hate however this recipe can change a eggplant hater into a fan. Topped with feta, herbs and cherry tomatoes this dish is the perfect blend of simplicity and great flavor.

The best eggplant recipe

6 Tips to making the best eggplant recipe

When cooking eggplant its important to choose the right eggplant as this is the key to a tasty eggplant dish. I did some research online and used my personal experience to come up with some tips on how to choose the best eggplant and cook it well.

  1. Smooth and plump skin: The skin should be very smooth, plump and shiny with no wrinkles or blemishes. The is the best visible indication of a good eggplant. A dull and wrinkly eggplant is usually a sign that the eggplant has been around for too long.
  2. The smaller the better: Often you see large eggplants is stores and you think if its big it must be better but this is not the case with eggplant. Larger eggplants tend to be bitter and less tender which is not what you want.
  3. Leave the skin on when roasting or grilling: This is important if you want to keep the eggplant slices intact.
  4. Thoroughly dry and brush the eggplant with olive oil:When grilling the eggplant make sure it is dry and brushed with olive oil to prevent it from sticking and charring.
  5. Make sure oil is very hot: Eggplant tends to soak in fat really quickly so it is important that the oil you are cooking with is hot to reduce the amount of oil absorption.
  6. Slices or pieces should be spaced out and in a single layer: cooking too many slices in the pan will produce steam which will lead to a mushy eggplant.

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The best eggplant recipe
Eggplant with herbed cherry toamtoes and feta
Course Side dish
Cuisine Meditterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 3 small eggplants
  • 2 cups fresh cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped curly parsley
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Course Side dish
Cuisine Meditterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 3 small eggplants
  • 2 cups fresh cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped curly parsley
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Eggplant with herbed cherry toamtoes and feta
Instructions
  1. Mix sliced cherry tomatoes, green onions, curley parsley, 1tbsp olive oil, black pepper and set aside.
  2. Season each slice of eggplant with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and salt. Brush each side with olive oil.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large non stick griddle pan and add the slices of eggplant spaced in a single layer.
    grilled eggplant
  4. Cook each side for about 3 minutes. Add additional olive oil if needed and plate immediately after eggplant slices are cooked.
  5. Top the eggplant slices with the herbed tomatoes and sprinkle with feta on top.
    Eggplant with herbed cherry toamtoes and feta
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Comments

  1. I’ve never made eggplant before but this dish looks super yummy! I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out soon.

  2. Eggplant unfortunately is one of those veggies we have over looked around our house. Have to say this look delicious. Guess I am going to learn how to fix eggplant.

  3. We tried an eggplant recipe similar to this when we were in Gulf Shores this past fall. It was awesome, so I know this one would be too.

  4. I have been looking for new Eggplant recipes to try. it is so delicious and good for you. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this on the weekend.

  5. Egg plant is something we have not had in a while so this recipe I will have to try for sure. We all love to try new recipes and this one does look good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. It looks good, I can say how it actually taste. I’ve never had eggplant before, I’m sure if it is done well I would probably enjoy it. I need to put that on my things to try list for this year.

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