Thursday, January 8, 2009

Alone in the kitchen with an eggplant.

I'm in one of those moods where I want something warm, but not top-of-the-stove warm. I want out-of-the-oven warm. I think a lot of people feel this way, or casserole would have never been invented. Anyway, I had an eggplant. The title is in homage to one of my favorite cooking essays.

I made the Indonesian Eggplant from Peanut Butter Planet, only I added three small russet potatoes, sliced. After roasting, I layered the vegetables with the sauce, added some peas, and baked it at 400° for about 15 minutes.

Here it is with a little sautéed chard.



I know. It looks just like it would look had I made it as per the recipe. BUT, it tasted so incredible. Incredible in a way that can only be achieved through 400° in a Le Creuset dish. Also, the potato added something that would have actually been felt missing in the original dish. Hooray for carbs!

4 comments:

jessy said...

my friend just gave me peanut butter planet for christmas - i'm gonna have to try this dish - and with potatoes added in, too! it looks SO AWESOME! i wish i were having that for lunch today.mmmmmmm. the sauteed chard is so pretty, too. i love it all!

stay warm!

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Jeni Treehugger said...

That looks sooooo tasty!!
Don't tell me that's yet another cook book to add to my list!!
(are you OK - not "seen" you for a while)
xx