As a child, I often wondered what sort of monstrous creature would lay a huge, purple-black egg, for surely the eggplant was named after such an egg laid by such a creature. Imagine my relief, tinged with disappointment, when I eventually learned that the first eggplants, grown in China, were small, ivory, and egg-shaped, with a delicate pearly skin–just like an ordinary egg. Learn a bit about the noble eggplant and check out our tasty Asian eggplant recipe!
Here’s a great main dish that my mother used to make every Thursday night which was our “vegetable dinner night.” This eggplant recipe makes a hearty main dish with a salad or some greens on the side.
This eggplant recipe is a classic dish that is easy to make unless you are going to make the tomato sauce from scratch, which I do. A jar of good marinara with basil will suffice if you want to save a lot of time so I’m going to give the recipe for the dish and let you figure out the sauce thing.
Eggplant has got to be one of my all time favorite foods. So I was pretty excited when we started harvesting Japanese eggplant at the farm a few weeks ago. Do you need some eggplant recipes, now that this veggie is in season? We’ve got you covered!