Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ABC Wed ~~~~~~~ Letter E

Letter E

ABC Wednesday

I got a tad silly this week with this letter, sorry about that…BUT I had sooooo much fun with it… ;) How many Euros ~~~~~~ for an Eggplant with an Eyelash
from Ephesus
asked the Egret
in the Etching?
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GREEK STUFFED EGGPLANT
serves 4
THREE 1/2 POUND EGGPLANTS
1 TEASPOON SALT
4 TABLESPOONS
OLIVE OIL
2 CUPS CHOPPED ONION
2 GARLIC CLOVES MINCED
1/3 CUP MINCED, FRESH PARSLEY LEAVES
3 TABLESPOONS MINCED FRESH MINT LEAVES
3 PLUM TOMATOES,HALVED LENGTHWISE, SEEDED, & CUT INTO JULIENNE STRIPS
1 CUP CRUMBLED FETA CHEESEHALVE
2 OF THE EGGPLANTS LENTHWISE, SCORE THEIR PULP DEEPLY WITH A
SHARP KNIFE, BEING CAREFUL NOT TO PIERCE THE SKINS, AND WITH A
GRAPEFRUIT KNIFE SCOOP OUT THE PULP, RESERVING IT AND LEAVING 1/2
INCH THICK SHELLS. SPRINKLE THE SHELLS WITH SALT AND INVERT THEM
ON PAPER TOWELS TO DRAIN FOR 30 MINUTES.CUT THE RESERVED PULP AND
THE REMAINING WHOLE EGGPLANT INTO 1/2 INCH PIECES, IN A COLANDER
TOSS THE PIECES WITH THE SALT, AND LET THEM DRAIN FOR 30 MINUTES.
PAT THE SHELLS DRY WITH PAPER TOWELS, BRUSH THEM WITH 1
TABLESPOON OF THE OIL, AND BROIL THEM ON THE RACK OF A BROILER PAN
UNDER A PREHEATED BROILER ABOUT 4 INCHES FROM THE HEAT FOR 5
MINUTES, OR UNTI LTHEY ARE TENDER. IN A SKILLET, HEAT THE
REMAINING 3 TABLESPOONS OIL OVER MODERATELY HIGH HEAT UNTIL IT IS
HOT BUT NOT SMOKING AND IN IT SAUTE THE EGGPLANT PIECES, PATTED
DRY STIRRING UNTIL THEY ARE GOLDEN.STIR IN THE ONION AND THE
GARLIC AND COOK THE MIXTURE OVER MODERATE HEAT, STIRRING, UNTIL
THE ONION IS SOFTENED. REMOVE THE SKILLET FROM THE HEAT, STIR IN
THE PARSLEY, THE MINT, THE TOMATOES, THE FETA, AND SALT AND PEPPER
TO TASTE, AND DIVIDE THE FILLING AMONG THE SHELLS, MOUNDING IT.
BROIL THE STUFFED EGGPLANTS IN A LARGE FLAMEPROOF BAKING DISH
FOR 5 MINUTES, OR UNTI L THE FILLING IS BUBBLING AND GOLDEN.
*I’ve made these before they came out really tasty.

35 comments:

dot said...

That sounds like a good dish! Interesting E post.

Deb said...

LOL, eggplant with an eyelash!! Love that one, it's really original. :D

Andrea said...

Sounds delicious. Love the eggplant with an eyelash

Sharon said...

Loved it! You are creative. that made me laugh.

ellen b. said...

Oh this is a great post! Very creatively done...

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

hahaha Yes I can tell you were having fun. YThis is a good ABC e thanks and look at my E, have great ABC day!

granmal said...

Sounds like you have fun with this one.

Neva said...

haha....this was very cute.....

leslie said...

I'm smiling! Good one! :D

Autumn said...

oh I love eggplant. Thanks for the recipe. (the little ditty was cute too)

Katney said...

eggciting! and with a recipe at that!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love that eggplant, great set of photos

Paulie said...

Great entry but that eyelash definitely turned me off of eggplant. . . lol

Ninnie said...

Oh I think silly is good. Like your take and photos on E. Sounds like a great dish.

Ida said...

A variety of E`s here. The Eggplant is cute! ;)
Thank`s for the recipe.

Petunia said...

Nice E shots!

Ackworth Born said...

don't think I've ever eaten eggplant!

great post

Liz said...

Very clever! Love the eggplant (or aubergine as we call it!)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

So many great E's. You are creative!!

daryl e said...

Yum! Clever. Pretty. All for one E

Anne-Berit said...

Creative E-post:o)

Jean M Fogle said...

Great post, it does look like you had a lot of fun with it!

Janet said...

Not only do we get photos but a yummy recipe too! I love eggplant and this one with an eyelash is great!!

Helena said...

WOW! Hahaha! That was a great E post!

It wouldn't have worked for me cos we call them aubergines :^(

An eggplant with an eyelash is much more fun!

mrsnesbitt said...

wow an egret! Second one I have seen today!

Kerri said...

OH I LOVE the Eggplant with the Eyelash!

What a Wonderful Creative E post!
Hurray for you!

Julie said...

Great post Dee! I am feeling much better, thank you, but DH now has the cold.

photowannabe said...

Not silly at all. This is refreshing and delightful.

Jan said...

Great post, and a recipe. What more could anyone want.

RuneE said...

I could use som Euros....

Lana G! said...

Excellent, Excellent!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

This was a really fun E entry!

Eggplant with an eylash!LOL!

Have a Blessed Happy Fun
Creative Healthy Year!!!

Dragonstar said...

Excellent collection of "E"s. Love your photos.

VP said...

What a fun post for a dreary day over the pond here!

Max-e said...

Nice post Deemom. I will definitely be trying this recipe - part of my reformed diet