Sunday, September 30, 2012

Eggplant for Breakfast...

Hi... Sean here.
Here's a really simple way to spice up your breakfast.  In the image above, I've prepared broiled (The Greenhouse) eggplant with a fried-steamed egg (From our local free range Egg supplier - can't give her name since she's maxed out on customers).

For the egg plant recipe:
  1. soak 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices of eggplant in milk (I use Lactese due to lactose intolerance) for 5 -10 minutes;
  2. pre-heat the broiler in your oven;
  3. prepare a wet mixture of 2 TBS of grainy Dijon mustard, 1 TBS of Newfoundland Bee Company honey and 1 TBS of butter (or margarine for the LI people like me).  If the butter is hard, nuke it for 30 seconds and stir until blended;
  4. lay the eggplant on a baking sheet and broil each side for 2 minutes to soften;
  5. prepare a dry coating with crushed crackers (optional: minced fresh parsley.  I did not  actually use any but I will next time.  We love parsley)
  6. remove softened eggplant from oven and coat with the wet mix.  Sprinkle dry mix over each and finish with coarsely crushed pecans;
  7. return to oven for another 2-3 minutes.  CAUTION: keep an eye on the eggplant, may be burnt if you are not careful;
  8. in another pan, lightly grease with olive oil, heat, crack the eggs into middle, allow to cook on the bottom, use a glass cover and a TBS of water and steam the tops;
  9. Sprinkle with steak spice;
  10. Plate with The Greenhouse cherry tomatoes cut into wedges and sliced fresh kiwi.

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