Sunday, February 21, 2010

Eggplant, anyone? Elder D thought we were having hamburgers! Nope, eggplant patties. He brought home an eggplant from the ferria (because it was cheap) and it was beautiful. Never fixed it before, so went online to look. Remembered the method and ingredients and put together my own thing.

Peel the eggplant, and cut into a 1" dice, seeds and all. Boil to soften and then mash. (This can be done ahead). Add salt and pepper, I used basil and marjoram, onion and garlic and fresh cilantro. Then add broken crackers (til it will lightly hold together). Then mold into patties and fry in a little oil - be sure the oil is hot before putting them in the fry pan. This is MUY good, satisfying and filling! Served with mashed potatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes with lemon and olive oil and chicken strips sauteed in the same pan I used for the patties. Watermelon for dessert. Mmmm.