Wednesday, September 9, 2009

eggplant


see this little guy? Well, it turns out it's the best tasting eggplant in the entire world. It's an heirloom Italian eggplant called Prosperosa and it is so good it could make even eggplant haters decide it's their favorite food.

The skin is thin, the flesh bright white, the seeds surprisingly small considering the size of the fruit, and the taste is sweet and nutty and just darned good.

Steven and I had this conversation after I cooked it on our panini press (one of my favorite kitchen tools):

S-"What's on this eggplant?"
A-"Nothing."
S-"No, I mean what's on here that tastes so good."
A-"Nothing."
S-"Nothing?"
A-"Nothing."
S-"You mean it's just the eggplant that tastes like that?"
A-"Yup."
S-"Dang! That's good!"

seeds and image from Park Seed.

5 comments:

chiara said...

oh! sounds delicious!

Kristin said...

You know, I never eat eggplant. It's a beautiful color. I should buy one!

the Lost Earring said...

Beautiful!

rachel said...

Mmmmm! I had a pizza the other day that had big thick slices of roasted eggplant on it... it was delicious.

alissa said...

ooo i want to find one like that! the typical ones always taste very dull to me, this sounds tasty