Sauteed Eggplant – What’s On Your Plate?

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Welcome to another fun week of What’s On Your Plate?!

What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters.

Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the groceries at great prices?

Share what’s on your plate!

Each week a featured foodie* will share his or her plate and then the rest of us will get a chance to link up our own posts or share in the comments what good cheap eats we’ve been enjoying.

What’s on Karen’s Plate:

First it was brussels sprouts and now it’s eggplant. You guys are gonna get me and my family to try all kinds of freaky vegetables! Today Karen shares how they enjoy eggplant fresh from the garden.

We have been growing eggplant in our garden for several years. My son and I are the only members in our family of six who absolutely love eating them. We have always eaten our eggplant plain, chopped and fried in olive oil with a dash of salt. This year, I thought I would do something different with the eggplant in efforts to find a meal everyone would enjoy.

This time, I added a large, chopped, sweet onion and fried it with the sliced eggplant in olive oil. Just before it’s all cooked and soft, I add some crushed garlic. To our surprise, we found a mixture that is delicious on everything! Our favorite way of eating it is as a topping on a turkey burger, squished between the top bun and burger.

It’s exciting to say that we have two more converts to eggplant in our family! This is still a fairly new dish for us and we are being creative with ways to use it on other foods, although it’s fantastic all by itself.

— Karen is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of four children, active in her church, serving as president over the children’s Sunday school program. She has a BS in Holistic Nutrition and loves growing a garden and working in it with her family. She regularly shares about her weight loss journey at My Weight Loss Journey.

What’s on YOUR Plate?

Share with us a recent meal you prepared. Either link it up below or tell us about it in the comments. Please make sure that you link to in your post so others know where the dinner party is.

And don’t forget to pop around and visit the other good eaters participating today. I’m sure you will be inspired to make all sorts of Good Cheap Eats at your house.

* If you’d like to be a featured foodie, just email me: jessica AT lifeasmom DOT com. Include a photo, a brief description of your plate, and a short bio.

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  1. Thanks for hosting, looking forward to see what everyone else has been cooking up this week!

    • Thanks for sharing your salad. I make a similar salad, but without chicken. I think hubs might like it better with chicken. Great idea!

  2. I love eggplant but I just don’t cook enough with it! I’m inspired by all the recipes I’ve been seeing lately though. This looks really good! Thanks for hosting, I’ll check back at the end of the day to check out the other links! Thanks!

  3. I’ve never cooked eggplant before…sounds good.
    Thanks for hosting Jess!

  4. This was fun to do! Thank you so much for the opportunity! :o)

  5. I love this idea! I have a bunch of eggplants that I picked up at the market last week. This idea is similar to the new way that I’m cooking red cabbage, except I didn’t put garlic in at the end, just raw apple cider vinegar.

  6. So I made this “Better Than Beans & Rice” becasue I accidentally ran out of grocery money this week and decided to try making beans and rice that actually tasted delicious – something I hadn’t mastered in the past. Yay, God, for forced creativity in the kitchen and complete success!

  7. we just had eggplant tonight… but the bacon i posted is delish! and if you already have bacon in the freezer from a sale…even better! a free, fun new side dish for breakfast for dinner or weekend brunch.

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