Let's play a round of "anything you can do I can do better." This time it's eggplant versus meat. Eggplant can be grilled, turned into steaks, and plays the part of both burger and bacon pretty well. Sure, a steak can be grilled and roasted too, but when is the last time you saw steak bacon? Here are eight times eggplant beat meat at its own games.
When eggplant is plentiful, it is also a less expensive and equally tasty and filling alternative to grilled steaks and burgers. In the off season, eggplant broils, bakes, and braises beautifully to becomes a hearty meat-free main.
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This is maybe my favorite eggplant trick of all. Soft, absorbent eggplant can be transformed into crispy, smokey eggplant bacon with just a little bit of seasoning and a cast iron pan. Put that on a BLT.
Its always a bonus when a vegetable can be quickly stir-fried and served over rice for a convenient weeknight meal. This recipe pairs eggplant with tofu and garlic for an unbeatable flavor combination.
Equal parts preservation and tasty snack technique, this oven-dried eggplant jerky turns out chewy-meaty results with less than five steps.
What's your favorite way to use eggplant as a meat replacer?