Cooktop Cove: Grab some eggplant & copy these vegetarian recipe ideas
If you love eggplant, you're not alone. If you have yet to try it, then you have come to the right place. Eggplant is one of those vegetables that often gets overlooked. Check out the vegetarian recipes below that feature this versatile food.
Before you head to the grocery store or farmer's market to buy some eggplant, remember this hint: The secret to avoiding bitter eggplant is to choose smaller ones.
Eggplant Parmesan is an incredibly comforting vegetarian dish, but sometimes eating it causes feelings of guilt! Heavily breaded eggplant drowned in layers upon layers of cheese is enough to make you plan your next diet! Get the recipe here
Eggplant Parmesan pasta
Eggplant Parmesan is an Italian-American classic. This adaptation of the dish, cooked up as a pasta, is just as delicious. The recipe first requires you to fry breaded squares of eggplant. Toss them with freshly cooked pasta and a favorite store-bought or homemade tomato sauce, and dinner is nearly complete. Get the recipe here
Spicy garlic eggplant
Eggplant can be tough to get right. Not only does it tend to be bitter, but it can soak up oil like a sponge, making it greasy. With this recipe, however, you'll avoid all of those problems. Get the recipe here
Traditionally, Hungarian goulash is a hearty beef stew. In the recipe below, however, eggplant stands in for the beef for a vegetarian version of this classic dish that's just as tasty. Best of all? It's so much quicker to make. Get the recipe here
Grilled eggplant roll-ups
Eggplant rollatini is a classic Italian-American comfort food dish, but it can be a bit heavy. In this version, the classic is lightened up a bit by using grilled eggplant in place of battered and fried. A filling of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese makes these real crowd-pleasers. Get the recipe here
Eggplant tomato bake
This eggplant tomato bake is almost like a quiche but without all the time and trouble of preparing a pie crust. Plus, it's a great vegetarian option for this week's dinner. Get the recipe here
Eggplant is one of those vegetables that not everyone grew up eating. When they do, it's usually in the form of eggplant parmigiana. This dish is quite easy to make. Get the recipe here
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