Harvest Cooking: Eggplant!

This week we're looking at what's inspiring you during harvest time. What are you cooking with, and what sort of harvest bounty do you have? So we asked what is inspiring you, and reader FlyLittleBird! said that her market garden has been producing hundreds of pounds of eggplant.

What are your favorite eggplant recipes? We have a few here, but we are curious about yours.

We're with FlyLittleBird! in that our favorite way to use up eggplant is baba ghanoush. We recently roasted three eggplants, salted and pressed them to get rid of the bitter juices, then whipped them with garlic, lemon juice, and tahini to make that smoky eggplant dip. It's one of our favorite meals - all on its own, or served with chicken. Here's our recipe:

DIY Baba Ghanoush

Here are a few more eggplant recipes we'd like to try:

(Breadless) Eggplant Sandwich
Grilled Eggplant with Tomato Goat Cheese Relish
Eggplant Parmesan With Goat Cheese Sandwich
Roasted Eggplant Salad With Capers And Onions

What are your favorite eggplant dishes, and do you have any recipes to help FlyLittleBird! get rid of a few eggplants?

Related: Learning to Love Eggplant: How to Pick 'Em, Cook 'Em, and Eat 'Em

(Image: Flickr member Splat Worldwide licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.