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So the combination of caffeine, sugar, and asthma medication has made me a bit jittery (and posty, apparently). I have been trying to calm down by searching for recipes.

I had decided a few days ago that I would like to make eggplant parmesan for this evening's dinner, simply because, by sheer coincidence, I currently have in my kitchen:

- one huge eggplant
- a chunk of Parmigiano Reggiano
- a chunk of mozzarella
- 3 ripe Roma tomatoes
- garlic
- onion
- olive oil
- oregano and basil from my garden
- various pastas

My frustration stems from the fact that I cannot seem to find a recipe that is not in some way touted as being "light," "healthy," or "diet." You guys, it's fried eggplant covered in parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs and then topped with more cheese. I'm cool with it not being fat-free. Really. But almost everyone on the internet is all over some played-out crap about just baking or grilling the eggplant and breading it with various horrific things--or worse, not at all! What is the point? If I wanted that I would have searched for "soggy grilled eggplant à la boring topped with sauce-from-a-jar and 'lite' plastic cheese." (FUCK I hate plastic cheese.)

I have a recipe for this at home in my Silver Spoon cookbook, so I should be all right. The main reason I wanted to peruse a standard recipe was in case I needed to buy anything on the way home. But I am shaking my head disappointedly in your general direction, internets.

Date: 2009-01-14 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've tried broiling the eggplant without all the bready goodness and it REALLY just isn't good enough at all. :(

Date: 2009-01-14 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sometimes internet recipes are just total fail like that. I remember about a year ago when I was cutting out a bunch of different foods for IBS reasons, I thought that vegan sites would be the best answer, because hey, no dairy/meat/etc, right? But then it turned out that all the most popular recipes were just fake versions of stuff that vegans really miss, and hence I had the opposite problem--all of them were, like, deep-fried, which was exactly what I didn't want. I was really shocked at how few sites I found features recipes of vegetables that were like "here is a super-yummy way to make this vegetable." Go figure that when you're trying to find an honest to god recipe for eggplant parmesan, you'll only get the dieters' version!

Date: 2009-01-15 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Diet recipes = gross.
Fat = flavour.

Why can't people understand this? noobs.

Date: 2009-01-16 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I hate that shit. I had the same problem when I was trying to find a recipe for quiche.

I will say that I found breading eggplant in half breadcrumbs, half grated parm, and then baking, was just fine and tasty.


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