Grilled Eggplant

Because we expanded our garden quite a bit this year we wanted to try new things so we decided to plant eggplant.  They are very pretty in the garden but what to do with them?  We’ve never cooked with them before.

Then I remembered my good friend, Judy, preparing them on the grill years ago for me.  It was the first time I had eaten eggplant and liked it so I thought it would be perfect to try for the kids.

I read recently that the skin can be bitter so I sliced the eggplant between 1/4″-1/2″ and trimmed off the skin.  I then coat with olive oil and salt and pepper.  I put aside for a few minutes to let that “soak” in while I do prep for other parts of the meal.

Once the grill is heated, about 350-400 F, I place the eggplant on the grill.  After a couple of minutes I turn them and grill for a few minutes more.  They can get soft quickly so keep an eye on them.  Once they are done to your liking remove and serve.

The kids absolutely love these.  They have requested I try eggplant parmesan next.  🙂

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