Melanzane al funghetto

Yesterday I told you about my trip to the farmer’s market and all the produce I bought. With the tomatoes I made this dish also using eggplant from my garden. [Melanzane is Italian for ‘eggplant.’]

This is what I picked from my garden after being gone for a week. The tomatoes are wonderful but the plants are all dead. Too much rain!

Anyways…what do you like to make with eggplant? Most people know about eggplant parmigiana. I never make that. It has melted cheese and I don’t like melted cheese. But I *LOVE* this dish! It’s pretty easy but not super good for you because the eggplant is fried. In oil.

Eggplant with tomatoes

Then drained on paper towels. When it’s all done frying, remove most of the oil, leaving just a little bit in the bottom. Add a clove of garlic to the oil (I like to press mine in a garlic press but you can leave it whole and then remove it once it’s lightly browned.)

Eggplant with tomato

Then add chopped fresh tomatoes. Canned will work in a pinch, but fresh is always best. Oops. The steam off the tomatoes messed up the picture. You get the idea…

Eggplant with tomato

Let the tomatoes cook about 10 mins, then add the eggplant back in and mix it all together gently. Add salt to taste and some fresh basil leaves. All done! Buon appetito!

About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I'm a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I'm always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I'm fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!