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The lowly eggplant

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Nightshades don't seem to bother me at all. I eat tomatoes and tomato sauce almost daily.

I've been experimenting with eggplant sauteed in coconut oil and mixed into my staple food of vegetable meatloaf. It has this mushy texture that vaguely reminds me of the oatmeal I use to put in my SAD meatloaf and I LOVE IT!

Other than the standard paleo verion of eggplant parm (I'm not eating dairy currently )what eggplant recipes are your favorites?

I know I could google but I really want to know some of your favorite ways to prepare it before setting off blindly go searching eggplant recipes.

Also recently made an eggplant bolonagnese to top zucchini "pasta" that turned out lovely as well.

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on August 12, 2013
at 10:10 PM

Honestly it seems to take on the flavor of whatever you are cooking it with. People seem to be turned off by the texture which I've found can be quite mushy however that is why I love it so much. Adds a soft mushy texture that seems to be missing from most of my paleo cooking.

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on August 12, 2013
at 05:19 AM

No problem! Here is the recipe I used: http://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2013/04/24/Chips-Crisps-Rosemary-Garlic-Eggplant-Chips

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on August 12, 2013
at 02:49 AM

I don't eat eggs normally, but I like this recipe idea! Creative.

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on August 12, 2013
at 02:33 AM

I like em fried or baked in coconut/olive oil with herbs of choice. Simple!

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on August 12, 2013
at 02:22 AM

Thanks for the chips idea, Christina. I've never seen that before.

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on August 11, 2013
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Ratatouille is awesome stuff. I'm lazy and just chop everything the same size and stew it until "done". A 6 quart dutch oven full will last a few days.

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on August 11, 2013
at 03:11 PM

Ratatouille.

We use eggplants, onions, squash, zucchini, bell pepeprs, tomatoes, garlic. I won't post my recipe because the internet and cookbooks offer hundreds of recipes and variations, so find one that works for how you like to cook.

After making a large batch, let it marinate for 12+ hours to meld flavors. Then you can eat it hot, cold, or room-temp. As a side, topping, spread, you name it.

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on August 11, 2013
at 04:07 PM

Ratatouille is awesome stuff. I'm lazy and just chop everything the same size and stew it until "done". A 6 quart dutch oven full will last a few days.

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on August 12, 2013
at 02:46 AM

Put a fried egg on top of a broiled slice of eggplant like a paleo Benedict. Yum!

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on August 12, 2013
at 02:49 AM

I don't eat eggs normally, but I like this recipe idea! Creative.

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on August 11, 2013
at 12:37 PM

Imam Bayildi. But sometimes I add lamb mince to it. Otherwise I stuff it with tomatoes, garlic, onion, red pepper, a few chopped prunes, a few pine nuts, mixed arabic spices, cinnamon and a touch of chili

Aubergine stew with lamb, prunes/apricots, arabic spices. Like an eggplant tagine. Use a fatty cut of lamb

Moutabal. Which I eat quite a lot of. You have to smoke the augbergines though otherwise it isn't quite right. And go easy on the garlic.

All of these are Middle Eastern dishes. We know how to cook eggplant ;)

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on August 11, 2013
at 05:21 AM

Eggplant chips are great! Just thinly slice the eggplant and toss it in some olive oil with whatever spices you prefer and bake them at 375 degrees! They have a nice texture and are almost buttery tasting.

I also like to saute eggplant in taco seasoning and have it in corn tortillas (if you do corn).

Or make mini eggplant pizzas, with just marinara sauce and Italian sausage on top.

Eggplant is very versatile and delicious!

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on August 12, 2013
at 05:19 AM

No problem! Here is the recipe I used: http://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2013/04/24/Chips-Crisps-Rosemary-Garlic-Eggplant-Chips

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on August 12, 2013
at 02:22 AM

Thanks for the chips idea, Christina. I've never seen that before.

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on August 12, 2013
at 02:23 AM

Andhra Spiced Eggplant from "Mangoes and Curry Leaves" by Jeremy Alford and Naomi Duguid. So good!

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on August 11, 2013
at 04:08 PM

In addition to ratatouille, I tend to just stir-fry it with some other veggies, a little tamari and sesame oil.

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on August 11, 2013
at 03:10 PM

http://www.primalpalate.com/recipe/prosciutto-and-arugula-pizza/

This eggplant / almond flour pizza crust is always a treat! Top it off with whatever paleo toppings you're craving!

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on August 11, 2013
at 02:50 AM

I don't have any recipes because I've never had it before but what does it taste like? I've always been scared to try one

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on August 12, 2013
at 10:10 PM

Honestly it seems to take on the flavor of whatever you are cooking it with. People seem to be turned off by the texture which I've found can be quite mushy however that is why I love it so much. Adds a soft mushy texture that seems to be missing from most of my paleo cooking.

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