September 5th, 2008

cooking: sunlitdays

Spinach eggplant parmesan

One of the things I've been on the lookout for years is an eggplant parmesan recipe Craig and I can agree on. Craig loves eggplant. I do, too. We just don't like it prepared the same way, lol. So it's been a challenge, to say the least. When we first met, he was always going on about moussaka. It was one of his favorite dishes. I loved the idea of it, but didn't really care for his execution. That's probably because he absolutely has to have his moussaka with ground lamb, and I have to really be in the mood to eat lamb if I'm going to have it.

Anyway, I've tried a number of recipes, to no avail. Either I would like it and he wouldn't, or he would like it and I wouldn't. Last night, my hunt ended.

The recipe I found simply called it cheesy eggplant, but honestly, I've had a lot cheesier. It also added spinach, which I thought was a wonderful touch. But it was just the right balance for both me and Craig. It had a lot of flavor without being overwhelming in any direction. Plus, it doesn't require breading and frying the eggplant which can add way too much fat and calories.

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