Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Get your wooden spoon ready for some stove-top stirring fun! This goes great with salads, spinach, etc. from vegetarian times
- 2 1⁄2 cups peeled diced potatoes
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cups peeled diced eggplants
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- In a large skillet, combine potatoes and broth: if necessary, season lightly with salt, to taste.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover partially and reduce heat to medium.
- Cook until potatoes are almost tender and most of liquid has evaporated, about 6 minutes.
- Transfer to separate bowl and set aside.
- In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in oil, eggplant, and 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons water: season lightly with salt to taste.
- Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until eggplant is tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
- Reduce heat to low, stir in milk and cook uncovered, stirring, 2 minutes.
- Stir in reserved potato mixture.
- Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until hash is thick and saucy, 5-7 minutes.
- During last minute of cooking, sprinkle cheese over hash.
Really, really good, s'kat! I had to make a few changes though, using what I had on hand. I used water instead of broth, and herbed and spiced it a bit with dried marjoram, cumin, celery seeds, salt and pepper. I also used salted butter and garlic powder, and I had to omit the cheese, which I didn't have. Even with all those changes, it was quite wonderful. This may sound weird, but I had this over cooked ramen noodles (without the seasoning), and it turned out to be a surprisingly good combination!
Yet another wonderful eggplant recipe S'kat! Never changed a thing, it was excellent. Even eggplant disbelievers have enjoyed your eggplant hash and meatballs.
This was an excellent eggplant dish. The potatoes cooked in the vegetable broth had very good flavor. I increased the garlic to 2 cloves. It had a saucy texture and made a wonderful main dish. S'kat, thanks for sharing you recipe. You are right--it was stove-top stirrin' fun!!