Saturday, April 9, 2016

H is for.... (Sweet Potato) Home Fries HIJACK

Eggplant burgers felt jilted by Vanilla Bean's Eggless Custard Tarts and opted to hijack her Sweet Potato Hash Browns as revenge, who wants sweet potato hash browns anyways (don't quote me, because I happen to love sweet potato hash browns, but the eggplant burgers were simply amazing).

I found this recipe in my Simple in Season cookbook, and although it is a late summer recipe, I happened to have all the ingredients on hand (well, at least in some fashion, dried basil, not fresh), except for the eggplant, but I didn't have time to make it before "E" rolled around and Vanilla Bean had an excellent post with Eggless Custard Tarts, so I decided to move on to something else....but I just couldn't get it out of my mind, so I picked up an eggplant and threw a couple together.

Here is a quick run down on how to make them, I followed the recipe in true Madame Blueberry style  - in other words it was a guide - measuring and exact items are not typically essential...unless you are talking about flour and cornstarch, etc.  

Cut 1/4 inch slices of eggplant - brush with a mixture of olive oil, balsamic
vinegar, dijon mustard, salt and pepper.  Grill or broil.  I broiled them
4 minutes/side.
Stack as follows: Eggplant - slice of cheese - eggplant - slice of tomato and some
basil -eggplant - slice of cheese - eggplant.  Grill or broil for another 2 minutes -
I broiled for one minute. 
Grill (or pan fry) a crusty roll (or whatever you happen to have) open face after
brushing the surface with olive oil -I brushed with what was left of the original
Rub the grilled side of the roll with a cut piece of garlic.
Enjoy an absolutely delicious eggplant burger.
And in case you were wondering, Vanilla Bean's Sweet Potato Hash Browns.


  1. I LOVE sweet potatoes so any sweet potato recipe is welcome. But the eggplant looks good, too.

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    1. I'm with you! I really do love sweet potatoes. Here's the link to the recipe I used: Sweet Potato Home Fries

  2. I'm not a fan of egg plant but that looks pretty good!

    1. I'm not so much a fan either, but I keep looking at this thinking maybe I could adapt it for zucchini or mushrooms or ...?

  3. I am a sweet potato fan ever since I have been a tiny baby. I love sweet potatoes. So your sweet potato hash browns has given me some new ideas.
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

    1. Have fun enjoying some of those new ideas, I had sweet potato fries for supper tonight. I love sweet potatoes.