Friday, July 15, 2011

Foodboxing - Eggplant Parmesan

Looks like a delicious hamburger...
I should really take a picture of what comes in one of these food boxes sometime. We get one every two weeks and I'm always amazed at the amount of produce that shows up for $16. This week we found: a head of romaine lettuce, several oranges, a few limes, some red plums, a bunch of carrots, five beets, three yams (or sweet potatoes, I can't tell), trois tomatoes, a bag of onions, a pack of cilantro, a few stalks of green onion, a couple bunches of bananas and an over-sized eggplant.

Despite the bountiful harvest, I took aim at this giant, purple eggplant that has been staring me down since I set it down in my kitchen. I watched a few episodes of Kitchen Boss once and I really liked his bread crumb recipe which I've used for Chicken Parm and various other breadcrumb dishes. Turns out he had an eggplant parm recipe as well, using his breadcrumb recipe, so without much thought required for supper, off I went.

Breadcrumb coating - Try the breadcrumbs on anything. They're really good, since they're probably mostly cheese. I just bought breadcrumbs in a can rather than buying a loaf and chopping it up. I also played around with the spices since I didn't have Italian spices. I used Basil and Oregano which are pretty Italian, no?

Eggplant Parmesan - So good...probably because they get fried in oil. Careful not to burn them!

And then I made an inverted sandwich.

you gave me roses


  1. Your picture bears a startling resemblance to the flying spaghetti monster.

  2. oh I didn't meant it as a bad thing!