Favorite uses for fairytale eggplant?

I got a big batch of fairytale eggplants - the little guys - at the market yesterday, and I'd like to serve them for lunch on Saturday. I'll be cooking in advance, though. Any favorite recipes for fairytales that can be made in advance?

  • Posted by: Rivka
  • July 17, 2014
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Pegeen July 17, 2014
Many ideas:

http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/One-Ingredient-Many-Ways-Eggplant
 
Pegeen July 17, 2014
Caramelized… this shows off their shape and size nicely
http://nymag.com/restaurants/recipes/inseason/67262/

Or eggplant caponata. This doesn’t showcase their petite charms, but is delicious. Serve with toasted baguette slices or on a bed of greens. Here are a few approaches:

http://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/caponata

http://www.barefootcontessa.com/recipes.aspx?RecipeID=536&S=0

https://food52.com/recipes/21728-silky-sweet-sour-eggplant-caponata
 
Susan W. July 17, 2014
I like to cut them in half lengthwise and pan roast them in a little olive oil with salt and pepper. Then arrange them on a
pretty plate. Add balsamic vinegar to the pan and reduce it to a glaze and drizzle over the eggplant. Garnish with fresh parsley, thyme or basil. Easy to make ahead of time. Just drizzle the glaze and garnish with herb/s before serving.
 
Susan W. July 17, 2014
I forgot to add it's good with a little crumbled feta, goat cheese or blue cheese too.
 
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