Iron chef - leftover CSA produce challenge


1 large eggplant
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 large green pepper
4 stale hot dog buns (butternut I think)
olive oil
some fresh garlic
sharp cheddar cheese


Throw old buns in the toaster oven until crusty, then crush them into crumbs with the meat tenderizer, add salt and pepper.  Cut up eggplant into discs (I left the skin on), dip both sides in olive oil, then in the crumbs.  Put into lidded baker in layers - covering each with the tomatoes and then grating a layer of cheese; repeat until out of eggplant.  Garnish with sliced green pepper, tomato, more pepper, and minced garlic.  Bake at 450 for ~25min.

Let cool off, enjoy.  When Dan heard I was trying to make faux eggplant parmigiana with hotdog buns he said I should blog about it; I thought that was a good idea, but unfortunately it was ready to go into the oven to cook before we brought out the camera to document.  Here are before oven, and after oven pics (note Dan's arm hovering over the finished product; his cam wasn't focusing well and he was about to fork me in the arm to make me let him eat!)

Eggplant Macgyver:

before oven side - eggplant macgyver by you.

after - eggplant macgyver by you.

(Posted with my brand-new macbook!)


Cycling Phun said...

I know I haven't been commenting much... Sorry.
THAT looks "Whoa Good!" I could go for something like that right now...

yeahdog said...

So very easy to make! I'm willing to guess that canned tomatoes + cheese + any sliced veggies will do you right :)