Friday, August 19, 2011

Baked Eggplant Patties

Since I had some aubergine or eggplant at home, I decided to search for some baked eggplant recipes. I was intrigued by this recipe since the photos looked sooooo good.

I used what ingredients I had:
1 long eggplant, sliced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3/4 cup of canned chickpeas (drained)
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon of pine nuts
1 1/2 tablespoon of dried parsley
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
1/2 or 1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of breadcrumbs*
2 tablespoon of olive oil
Since I didn't have breadcrumbs, I used the next best thing: cornflakes! Just put it into the blender and voila, you will get your breadcrumbs.

Once the eggplant is roasted, mixed the ingredients together.

Throw it into the blender.

Use your hands to make the patties.

And then bake.

Greens are good for you, so be sure to have a side of greens. =D

My own version of open sandwiches.

Instead of tahini sauce for accompaniment, I thought I'd make my own honey mustard mayo. I used this recipe, because it only required 3 ingredients as per name: honey, mustard and mayo.

Easy, right?

But the brand of mustard I bought wasn't strong enough to my liking. I can't wait to finish it up so I can buy another brand!

So much work and preparation, and only 4 patties between YB and I.

Paired with white wine, of course! =D

Spicy Eggplant Hummus.

Since I had half a loaf of bread, a medium eggplant and some chickpeas left, I thought I'd make some hummus the next day.

Just add the eggplant. And chilli!

Well, that's what I gathered from the recipes on the Internet. It sounded terribly easy.

Come on, you have to admit that it's a good idea for date night at home, right?

It was awesome.
I loved it!
YB loved it!
In fact, he had some for breakfast the following morning too.

Except that I'll need to use less a clove of garlic the next time - I couldn't stand the smell of my own breath. =D

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