I have been a member of E-Mealz for awhile but changed my plan to the Vegetarian Meal plan.
That's where I got this goodie... Easy Eggplant Dish
|(Yes, Kroger gets 80% of my paycheck)|
Going in the store, I was shocked to see there were only 5 eggplants to choice from & 3 of them werent looking good at all... later did I find out that eggplant is out of season. I didnt even know that much.
Here are the ingredients:
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 t onion powder
1 1/2 c tomato sauce
dash of garlic powder
2 eggplants... sliced thin
|Look at my new cutting board... I'm in Looovvveeeeee|
And I got to put my new cutting board to use.
Preheat oven to 400.
In a shallow dish, mix cornmeal & onion powder together. Place tomato sauce & garlic powder into a larger bowl. Dip eggplant slices into tomato sauce, coating well. Then coat with the cornmeal. Place slices on shallow cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.
Heavily drizzle sices with olive oil.
Bake for 20-25 minutes
Here is a picture of them all coated & ready to go in the oven.
I will say, I didnt drizzle "heavily" & they turned out alright. The coating wasnt as baked where the oil didnt hit, but it still tasted just fine.
And here is the finished product.
You can see the one in the back is more "drizzled" so its darker. Again, the taste was just fine, but the oil covered ones were just more flavorful, I guess... they were more crispy too...
I'll have to play with the "drizzle"... maybe find a spray bottle & find a way to spray them evenly with the oil.
I paired it up with some steamed veggies & some garlic bread... & it was perfection.
I will definitely be making this again.
The eggplant with the tomato coating though tasted like it would be perfect with pasta though. Ricky agreed so I know next time I make it, it'll be on a heaping pile of wheat pasta... & I'll be keeping that garlic bread with it...
Let me know your favorite dish with eggplant... I'm anxious to find some new ideas to make with it.