Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
People tell me they would buy my cookbook just to have this one recipe. So, I thought I would post it here since Cooking for The King is not (yet) published. If you really like it (its so easy and DE-licious!) please visit my new site http://www.thekosherchannel.com and leave me a comment. While there you can also look under "Salads" to find out how this dish got its name. Todah!
- 2 large eggplants, peeled & cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 -3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- 2. Place eggplant and garlic in a large baking pan. Toss with oil and salt.
- 3. Bake, uncovered for 40-50 minutes or until eggplant is golden brown and the smaller pieces around the edges begin to blacken. Halfway through the baking process use a metal spatula to stir and turn the eggplant, scraping stuck pieces from the bottom of the pan.
- 4. Remove from oven. While eggplant is still warm, add mayonnaise. Stir gently until incorporated.
- 5. Chill thoroughly.
I did enjoy this. It was my first time cooking with eggplant, so I was thrilled to find a recipe that I already had the ingredients for. I did use olive oil instead of vegetable oil and my eggplant was a little bit mushy or maybe I cubed it too small. Maybe the oil sub was the reason for this. Otherwise, I prepared as directed and the aroma from the garlic was wonderful. I could hardly wait for it to chill and to be quite honest, I enjoyed it just as much warm as chilled. I will raid my friend's garden for another eggplant soon before the season is gone :) Thanks Renee!
This is one of my all time favorites!! All my friends (and their husbands) beg for this recipe! =)