Eggplant recipes in 4 ways

EGGPLANT RECIPES IN 4 WAYS

Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and having fun with your loved ones. I am trying a lot of new recipes and eating a lot (I will think about detoxing after the holidays) πŸ™‚ but at the moment I am preparing for the big dinner for tomorrow as some friends are coming by. So me and my husband have been cooking all day today to make some new and different dishes and one of those is aubergine cooked in 4 different ways.

The eggplant mousse, grilled eggplant, eggplant parmigiana in cocotte (so everyone will have its personal bite of goodness) and eggy bread with eggplant crumbs. These 4 mini recipes make one of the most delicious vegetarian starters that everyone would love to try.

EGGPLANT RECIPES IN 4 WAYS ingredients

To make these 4 starters/finger-foodsΒ you will need:

This recipe will serve 4 people:

2 medium-sized eggplant/aubergine

1 mozzarella (125Β gr)

3 walnuts

1 lemon

1Β egg

4 slices of white bread

1 cup of bread crumbs (100 gr)

3 cloves of garlic

1 can of tomato plum

Dried Mint ( you can use the fresh one)

Fresh Parsley

Dried Chili

Olive Oil

Vegetable Oil

Salt

Water

Fresh leaves of Basil

The preparation of the Eggplant Parmigiana in cocotte (healthy version)

First of all cut the eggplant into thin rounded slices then sprinkle some salt and let them rest for about 15 minutes (this way they will lose the bitterness) after that grill them on your grill pan until both sides are slightly brown, then leave them to rest. Meanwhile put the tomatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, the fresh basil and salt on your blender and blend until smooth. Then place on a sauce pan and cook for about 6 minutes so that it thickens a little bit.

EGGPLANT parmigiana

After that, take your cocotte and in you place a teaspoon of tomato sauce, then the slices of grilled aubergine, tomato sauce again then some cubes of mozzarella (I did two layers) then on the top sprinkle some bread crumbs,Β 1 cube of mozzarella and grate some Parmesan cheese. Cook on medium heat on grilled oven for about 10 minutes.

 

The preparation of eggplant mouse

Bake the halves of aubergines with some salt in the oven until they are soft to the touch, then put the pieces of Β baked aubergines, the garlic,salt, walnuts (no shells please :)) dried mint and blend all together (if it is too dry add some drops of water or milk)after that add some drops of lemon juice and you are finished. I put it on the top of some oats crackers, and sprinkled some sesame and poppy seeds, dried mint and Β walnuts on the top. Delicious!!!

 

The preparation of eggy bread with aubergine crumbs

First of all break the egg and mix with some salt, black pepper and parsley. Meanwhile I took some the grilled eggplant edges/skin and blended them into crumbs and place it in a small plate with some bread crumbs and mix everything together.

EGGPLANT RECIPES IN 4 WAYS

After that, cut the bread into square shapes (or whatever you prefer) and wet it into the egg and then add the bread and eggplant crumbs, cook in on a frying non sticking pan with some drops of hot vegetable oil for about 2-3 minutes each sides. That’s it! πŸ™‚

 

The preparation of Grilled Eggplant

Simply cutΒ the eggplant/aubergine into slices, sprinkle some salt and let it rest for about 15 minutes (this way they will lose the bitterness), then grill them on a grill pan until each side is slightly brown. Place then on a plate and add some thin slices of garlic, dried chili (or fresh one), parsley, dried mint, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt.

EGGPLANT RECIPES IN 4 WAYS

I really hope you will find these recipes useful for any of you special party events or to prepare just for yourself and enjoy them with some good bread and good wine.

Well, friends, what can I say, these are the last days of this year, I wish you have a happy and joyful New Year, plenty of new opportunities, love and obviously good food. πŸ™‚

We will see you next year! πŸ™‚

Enjoy πŸ™‚

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40 comments

  1. Eggplants are one of my favorite things to eat! So delicious- thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by, I’m very happy you like the recipes, totally agree with you eggplants are really delicious πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  2. How fun! Love this idea!

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment,
      I love testing new recipe ideas, I hope you will give it a go πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  3. I love eggplant! So many wonderful recipes you have. Thank you. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words, I am really happy you find these recipes interesting, please do give them a go,

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    2. Awww thank you so much for the nice words. I am happy you like them, please do give them a go as they are really easy recipes.
      Hope you have an amazing New Year’s Eve
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  4. So innovative and beautifully presented!:)

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    1. Thank you very much for the very kind comment, I really do appreciate, please do give them a go, I am sure you will like the results as much as me and my husband do,
      Thank you again,

      Best wishes and happy New Year,
      Alice

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  5. My pleasure, Alice,
    I’m a big fan of eggplants and will definitely save this under “recipes to try”.

    You are also invited to search my blog for eggplant recipes, I have quite a few… πŸ™‚

    Happy New Year!
    Ronit πŸ™‚

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    1. I definitely will,
      Have an amazing New Year’s Eve
      Alice

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  6. I love eggplant! Your food is BEAUTIFUL on here. Nice blog!

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    1. Thank you so much keen peach for the nice words about my blog. I really do appreciate!
      Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve
      Alice

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  7. Hi, how do you send messages from WordPress?

    Sent from my iPad

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    1. Just click on comments πŸ™‚

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  8. As an eggplant lover, I really liked this post. Yum. I’ll have to give these recipes a try. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely words, I love eggplant too and I like tryinv new recipes, I hope you will like the recipes 😊
      Happy New Year 2015 😊

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. I love eggplant and just created an eggplant casserole dish. Your dishes look wonderful.

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    1. Thank you very much! πŸ™‚

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  10. petra08 · · Reply

    What lovely starters! Great inspiration for new ways of cooking it. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much! πŸ™‚

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  11. Wow, these look amazing! So glad that my little guys like eggplant…excited to cook some of your recipes!

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    1. I am really happy that your kids like eating eggplants and really hope they will like these recipes πŸ™‚
      Thank you very much for the lovely words,

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  12. Happy New Year my dear!! I love eggplant any way its cooked, so this post is perfect in every way πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank very much MyKabulKitchen, I am so happy you like the recipes!
      Have an amazing weekend,
      Alice

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  13. Great recipes. After a while it’s good to have a new thing to try. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Victor Ho please do give it a go, I am sure you will like the results!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  14. This seems to complicated for me, but I’m very curious to try it so I’ll have to make it πŸ™‚

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    1. I am sure you will be able to do it very well πŸ™‚
      Thank you very much for stopping by,

      Please let me know if you need any help πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  15. I would really love to try this! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome, hope you will like the results as much as I do! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    2. Thank you very much for your lovely words,
      I’m glad you like it πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  16. This post is genius on so many levels Alice, wow!!
    I just love the combination of flavors you used and how relatively easy each of these items are
    Great job woman πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks a lot for your lovely words Dana, really appreciated, My husband and I love cooking and finding new recipes and combinations πŸ™‚

      Thanks again for stopping by and commenting, I hope you will give it a go, it will be worth it πŸ™‚

      Best Wishes,
      Alice

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  17. They all look great!

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    1. Thank you very much ☺☺☺

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  18. I wish I could reach through the screen…sooooo much. I’m a vegetarian and WOW!!!! Beautiful post. Delicious post. Yummmmmmmm. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely words Gigi, I really do appreciate and am really happy you like it.

      I hope you will give it a go, it will be worth it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  19. Sounds yummy! I have to try the mousse one day.

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    1. It will worth it, it’s really yummy 😊😊

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