Monday, August 20, 2012

Eggplant Patties Ala Marie

Our eggplants are now producing well and we’re always on the lookout for new ways to use them and as is often the case, one of my blog reads delivered a recipe for us to try.  Marie, over at Proud Italian Cook, recently posted her Eggplant patties and they looked too good to pass up.  As a fan of Italian food, hers is one of the three that I read and you should pop her to her blog for some very good step-by-step photos and instructions.

In the heat of the summer, we avoid using the oven unless absolutely necessary so we used the grill instead to get this recipe.

Eggplant Patties – Adapted from Proud Italian Cook.

3 small and 1 medium eggplant, sliced about 1/3 inch thick
1 small garlic bulb, top 1/3 removed.
Olive oil
½ sweet bell pepper
½ sweet onion
2 ears fresh corn, kernels cut off
10-15 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Parsley, about the same amount as the basil
Handful of Panko bread crumbs – all we had
½ cup grated parmesan – we had it and no romano
2 eggs, beaten
S&P to taste

1. Salt and pepper the eggplant and drizzle with olive oil.  Drizzle the cut part of garlic and wrap in foil.
2. Over medium heat grill the eggplant until just softened and the garlic, turning several times – it was done when the eggplant was.

3. When cooled, cut the eggplant into cubes and mix with everything but the eggs and S&P. Taste and adjust herbs, cheese, and S&P then mix in the eggs.
4. Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with Pam.
5. Form the eggplant mixture into six patties, lay on the sheet pan and put on the grill over medium heat with the lid closed. 

6. When the bottom is brown, flip, add grated mozzarella cheese, and close the lid.  Remove when the bottom is browned.

Bev had turned some tomatoes into sauce that morning so we decided to side the patties with pasta and sauced both.

It was a very good meal and a nice addition to our eggplant recipe file.

All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

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  1. Interesting recipe. And it sounds good. I think eggplant is about the hardest thing to come up with new ideas.

  2. Very interesting... I will have to try this. I have some eggplant that is ready to go bad and I wanted to try something different with it.... and of course, I LOVE that you did it all on the grill :)

  3. YUM.... That may be my favorite eggplant recipe yet... Looks delicious... Makes me hungry!!!!

    We did some hiking in North Georgia on Friday (near Helen)...

  4. I saw these on Marie's site and was so impressed that I sent them to my eggplant loving BIL. I think even I might enjoy them.

  5. This is a good way to use summer eggplant. I like it!


    P.S. My eggplant did not produce this year. Usually, it is the gift that keeps on giving (sigh).

  6. What a delicious way to enjoy some eggplant.

  7. I really need to try cooking eggplant... this looks fantastic Larry.

  8. Glad you're being so well fed from your garden!

  9. Larry these look delicious! I love eggplant and this is a great way to use them!

    Have a great day!


  10. I can see why you picked this sounds terrific. I'm not using my oven this summer when the grill works so nicely

  11. Why didn't you use one of my blog's eggplant recipes?

    Oh yeah, I haven't ever posted one, lol. Alexis would like it if I could cook eggplant.

    Hope you guys are loving this weather!


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