Have you ever stopped to think about the name eggplant? Someone just decided to stick the words “egg” and “plant” together? Well thanks to Cooking Light, I recently found out that eggplant got its name from the first varieties of its kind, which were white, round, and egg-size. Makes sense, case closed.
On to more important matters, cooking it. Eggplant can be used in an Asian stir-fry, classic Italian dish or even as a meat substitution. It’s pretty easy to find a way to incorporate eggplant into a dish or create a meal around it. Enjoy some of our favorite “plants that used to looks like eggs” recipes.
Eggplant Enchiladas, Kristi’s Farm to Table
Simmering Summer Ratatouille, Kristi’s Farm to Table
Eggplant Stacks, Kristi’s Farm to Table
Moussaka Pasta, Kristi’s Farm to Table
Green Curry Eggplant, Kristi’s Farm to Table
Roasted Eggplant and Pepper Spread, Jo Cooks
Eggplant Pizza, Eat Good 4 Life
Eggplant, Peppers, and Shitake with Soy Dressing, Camille’s Kitchen
Layered Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Casserole, Food & Wine
Moroccan Pickled Eggplant, Feasting at Home
Crispy Eggplant Fries with Chipotle Aioli, The Science of Eating
Spiced Eggplant and Cucumber Salad, A Couple Cooks
Still hungry? More eggplant recipes on pinterest!