The Eggplant Challenge, Part II
Thank you for all of your wonderful suggestions for eggplant. My last post was a cry for eggplant help and I got tons of good ideas. Click HERE to catch up if you missed it.
OK, that being said, I made an honest effort to try this whole eggplant experiment again. I really, really did. And, I have to report that is was just ‘eeeh.’ It’s official. I’m not a fan of eggplant. Future receipts of eggplant in the CSA box are going to be donated to a worthy cause (friend/whatever). Eggplant is not horrible. It’s just not my thing.
At any rate, here’s what I did with it: Ratatoille Casserole (Sorta)
These are all of the extra veggies from my fridge. I didn’t end up chopping them all up but I grabbed a little bit of everything to have a better variety in the meal.
I took everyone’s advice and did a little salt bath for the eggplant. It is supposed to help if your eggplant gets bitter or there are a lot of seeds. (I still think that eggplant doesn’t really taste like anything and has a weird texture. My opinion.)
I also had some leftover chicken that I shredded up for the casserole and I added some rice for a starch in the dish. I was desperate and covered the whole thing with a monster sized can of cream of mushroom soup. (Thank goodness I did — that was the only saving grace to the meal for me.)
Overall, the casserole wasn’t bad. It was just a mediocre mid-week meal. Boring–Bleh. And, I found myself picking out the eggplant so I’m thinking I should just skip that part in the future.
So, who wants my extra eggplant??