My boy and I were trying to come up with an appetizing name for my latest DELICIOUS recipe, when we suddenly came to the joint conclusion that no matter how we dressed it up, the word "eggplant" just isn't appealing.
Me - "What can we call eggplant to make it sound delicious?"
Him - "?"
Me - "Well...what sounds like it tastes better, 'eggplant CHIPS or eggplant BITES?'"
Him - "?"
Me - "What about eggplant ROUNDS?"
Him - "?"
Me - C'mon! What can we call them that sounds GOOD?"
Him - Fajitas?
So these "fajitas" are easy enough and fantastic both for people who hate eggplant AND for those whose husband grows way more eggplant than any three families could possibly eat.
To make these I sliced the eggplant very thinly. That's because I can't stand eggplant, and I figured that the thinner they were, the less I would taste them:
Then I laid them all out on a plate and salted the slices. You can soak them in the salt for a half hour up to all day. I know this, because I accidentally on purpose left mine out all day, and they were fine.
I salted to get rid of the bitterness, but what it really did was make My Partner in Crime complain about the saltiness. But, a good rinse and dry mostly solves all that.
I sprayed both sides with coconut oil and sprinkled with seasoning (I think fajita seasoning might be appropriate), microwaved for about three minutes, and a couple minutes at a time after that, turning them over on the plate now and then.
I also left the microwave door open for a moment or two between zaps to allow the steam to escape.
Unfortunately, if you have as much eggplant as we do around here, you won't have used up even a quarter of it yet.
But don't worry! There's plenty to do with a crop of wayward eggplant!
1) Call Daddy on the eggplant phone
2) Eggplant earrings
3) Cuddle up with a cozy eggplant
4) Play eggplant harmonica
5) Use as a math manipulative for counting and sorting
6) Eggplant pillow - soft and cozy!
7) Play eggplant drum and eggplant trombone
8) Measure yourself with eggplant
9) Keeps you company and helps you think
10) Eggplant yoga! (Or "Yoda" as it's known around here)
Any other great eggplant uses, please leave them in the comments! We're kind of awash in it.
Just in case you've got as much of an eggplant influx as we do, here's the recipe for the "fajitas"!!!