This simple preparation yields irresistible results. Use very firm, small eggplants; if young and fresh enough, they won't be bitter.
Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2010
1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Cut each eggplant into 1/4-inch slices, cutting to, but not through, stem end. Fan eggplants, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush 1 1/2 tablespoons oil evenly over eggplant slices. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes; remove from oven. Press eggplants gently to fan slices. Brush eggplants with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until flesh is tender and edges are browned and slightly crisp.
3. Drizzle remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil evenly over eggplants; sprinkle with herbs.
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