Friday, July 2, 2010


Im the first to admit cooking is not my fortay. But, in our house there are just some things i cook, and some things aaron cooks. We both love FOOD, especially anything fried ( lucky for my butt, we don't fry things often ) So while at cheesecake factory a few years ago, we discovered best of both worlds, healthy and fried!! The incredible edible eggplant sandwich!!! Our other favorite food is fried green tomatoes, and fried zucchini, you see a trend. Anyway, i cooked eggplant parmasean the other day, and oh my gosh it was good!! So i thought what else can i do with eggplant. Well, why not make a sandwich! So here it is, one of the most yummiest things ever, and I made it!!! It's sooo easy. On a muli-grain ciabatta roll, toasted with garlic butter. Fry- or im sure you could bake, which i will actually try next time-, in grape seed oil thinly cut rounds of eggplant. I use panko bread crumbs that i season with garlic powder, onion salt, oregano and some parsley. While those are drying i saute red pepper and red onion. Then i attempted to make a garlic aioli, but didn't have lemon juice, so just used mayo. I put slices of eggplant on the ciabatta, then topped with fresh mozzarella, toasted to melt the cheese, then topped with tomato and pepper/onion mix and was in HEAVEN!!