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Friday, October 24, 2014

Vegan "Fajita Bites" (and 10 Other Uses for a Flood of Eggplant)

My boy and I were trying to come up with an appetizing name for my latest DELICIOUS recipe, when we suddenly came to the joint conclusion that no matter how we dressed it up, the word "eggplant" just isn't appealing.
Me - "What can we call eggplant to make it sound delicious?"
Him - "?"
Me - "Well...what sounds like it tastes better, 'eggplant CHIPS or eggplant BITES?'"
Him - "?"
Me - "What about eggplant ROUNDS?"
Him - "?"
Me - C'mon!  What can we call them that sounds GOOD?"
Him - Fajitas?

So these "fajitas" are easy enough and fantastic both for people who hate eggplant AND for those whose husband grows way more eggplant than any three families could possibly eat.  

To make these I sliced the eggplant very thinly.  That's because I can't stand eggplant, and I figured that the thinner they were, the less I would taste them:

Then I laid them all out on a plate and salted the slices.  You can soak them in the salt for a half hour up to all day.  I know this, because I accidentally on purpose left mine out all day, and they were fine.

I salted to get rid of the bitterness, but what it really did was make My Partner in Crime complain about the saltiness.  But, a good rinse and dry mostly solves all that.

I sprayed both sides with coconut oil and sprinkled with seasoning (I think fajita seasoning might be appropriate), microwaved for about three minutes, and a couple minutes at a time after that, turning them over on the plate now and then.  

I also left the microwave door open for a moment or two between zaps to allow the steam to escape. 

Unfortunately, if you have as much eggplant as we do around here, you won't have used up even a quarter of it yet.  

But don't worry!  There's plenty to do with a crop of wayward eggplant!

1) Call Daddy on the eggplant phone

2) Eggplant earrings

3) Cuddle up with a cozy eggplant

4) Play eggplant harmonica

5) Use as a math manipulative for counting and sorting 

6) Eggplant pillow - soft and cozy!

7) Play eggplant drum and eggplant trombone

8) Measure yourself with eggplant 

9) Keeps you company and helps you think

 10) Eggplant yoga!  (Or "Yoda" as it's known around here)

Any other great eggplant uses, please leave them in the comments!  We're kind of awash in it.

Just in case you've got as much of an eggplant influx as we do, here's the recipe for the "fajitas"!!!


MarkD60 said...

Your girl loves eggplants!

Arizaphale said...

Aubergines. We call them aubergines. They are best served in moussaka which is mostly a clever way of drowning aubergines in bolognaise sauce.....

Unknown said...

Never thought of turning eggplants into fajita bites! Such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing! :)

Unknown said...

oh... I'm gonna have to give this a try... looks yummy! Your girl is ADORBS too!

Jill said...

Mark - she loves ANY food!

Arizaphale - that is SUCH a better name! To bad I didn't know about it before my boy renamed them "fajitas"!!

Thank you Alice and Heather!

The Ceol Mors said...

I am happy you gave me some other options because I LOVE eggplant. Thanks for taking one for the team....

Jennifer said...

Oh gosh! What a cutie! I just bought my first eggplant... ever! Yes EVER! So I am clueless with what to do with it... I'll have to give these a try!

annies home said...

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Con Delight said...

Love eggplants and this looks so good, no matter what you call it.
Saw this at Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.

Jill said...

Thanks everyone! We are still swimming in them, so I just tried breading them (in banana flour, if you can believe that!) and baking them. They're pretty good. I don't know if it's because The-Guy grew them himself or whether I just got over my intense hatred for them, but they really aren't so bad! Especially if you call them aubergines!!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for attending week 8 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello sweet lady! This looks yummy. Pinned. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls


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