Not so delicious eggplant party

As I said, sometimes recipes don’t turn out the way you want them. I got some beautiful baby eggplants at the Columbia Heights farmers market one Saturday and didn’t know what to do with them.

IMG_1509After some more facebook idea collecting- eggplant curry, eggplant parmesan, eggplant pasta, eggplant on a grill, eggplant with goat cheese I decided to come up with my own eggplant idea- combining some of these ingredients together.

Goat cheese eggplant lasagna

  • eggplants. little ones. big ones. doesn’t matter
  • fresh goat cheese- I get mine from the farmers market. These girls actually call cow milk cheese vendors cow people
  • fig chutney (or any chutney, maybe even jam?)
  • rosemary
  • cream of mushroom in a can
  • a nugget (again is that what you call it??) of ginger
  • whole wheat bread crumbs

Cut the eggplant into thing slices. put olive oil in a casserole pan like this:

IMG_1515Put all your other ingredients into your blender and mix it up!

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IMG_1516IMG_1513IMG_1514layer it all up in the pan: eggplant, creamy goat cheese mixture, whole wheat bread crumbs etc. Throw it in the oven at 350 degrees for about half an hour. And voila!

IMG_1519Now- some people enjoyed this dish. I think to me- I lost too much of the fresh eggplant flavor and the sweetness of the ginger and chutney overpowered the savory-ness that could be. Now don’t get me wrong- I am currently obsessed with ginger- but as my sister says: you can’t put ginger in EVERYTHING. So- lesson learned. Maybe next time I will substitute the ginger and chutney with some fennel, onion, and garlic. You gotta kiss some frogs to reach your prince.. or something.

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