Recipe by peawormsworth
"I don't care much for eggplant. But I found this an ideal way to consume it and it actually improves on the classic. Try this for a moist option of mashed potatoes with no butter, milk or gravy required. You can add more garlic if you like. I usually do. Also, the bacon is delicious, but the recipe works without it."
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eggplant, trimmed and halved lengthwise
potatoes, peeled and cubed
garlic, peeled and halved
onion, cut into strips
salt to taste
freshly cracked black pepper to taste
These were pretty good, I really enjoyed having the eggplant in the potatoes. I had no idea what to expect and it gave it really sophisticated flavor. I think this is an awesome idea, works great if you want to sneak some veggies into dinner. If I made these again I would add milk and butter to make it creamy but as far as flavor goes I don't think it needs it.
An idea to keep this vegan is to add nice, chopped olives at the end, and skip the salt in the potato water.
This recipe was an excellent way to use the eggplant I got in my organic food box delivery this week, along with organic potatoes. I'm not really a fan of eggplant, but I didn't want to waste it. I loved the dish. I only used 1 slice of bacon and I diced the onions before cooking them. I added the cooked bacon and onion into the eggplant, potato mixture before I mashed it. I didn't add the olive oil called for when I mashed, I added some mayonnaise, an old family tradition. My husband loved this dish, also.
That sounds great!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Eggplant
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 75
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