How To Get Your Kids to Eat Eggplant

After pulling out half a dozen cookbooks for eggplant recipes, you make up your own.

Secondly, I recommend that you send your dear children outside, so that they don’t know you’re cooking with eggplant and cottage cheese.

Anyway, here is what I came up with:
1 eggplant, sliced 1/2″ thick
1/4 of a large onion, sliced thin
jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce or whatever you found on sale
mozzarella cheese
monterey jack cheese (b/c I didn’t have enough mozzarella)
cottage cheese (b/c I didn’t have any ricotta)
oil to fry with
garlic salt

Slice your eggplant and salt them to allow them to sweat.
Heat up your oil in your favorite frying skillet and cook the onions until tender.
While these are cooking, pour a bit of sauce in your baking dish just enough to cover the bottom. When onions are done, layer in your baking dish.
Fry your eggplant slices until tender and very lightly browned.
Place layer of eggplant in baking dish, sprinkle with garlic salt, top each slice with cottage cheese. Then sprinkle a heavy layer of jack cheese. Make another layer of eggplant. Sprinkle with garlic salt and cover with mozzarella. Pour remaining sauce over all.
Bake half an hour at 375ish.

When your dear children dig through their dish saying “Mom, is that sour cream or did you put cottage cheese in this?” You can tell them it’s “Lasagna cheese” and all will be well.

Allow your dear children to drown their dinner in parmesan cheese. 😀

My boys now like eggplant, even better than zucchini.

Place leftovers in the frig for dear husband to eat later, so he can say, “Where’s the meat?”.

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8 Responses to How To Get Your Kids to Eat Eggplant

  1. Chrystal says:

    “Where’s the meat”????
    Are you depriving Daddy of dishes with meat in them again? That would be twice this week right? First the zuchinni, now the eggplant. 🙂 LOL……
    What’s next? Spaghetti with no hamburger and tofu weenies??? Hahaha.

  2. seeker86 says:

    Lol that is exactly what my hubby would say:)
    Your recipe sounds really good.

  3. Elaine says:

    With my kids this would be difficult. I would be better off waiting for hubby to be home, have him take them someplace (where they won’t be able to eat anything) and bring them home about the time dinner is ready. It would probably still be a fight to get at least one of them to eat it though.

    Oh, well there is always breakfast right? 👿

  4. heathertopia says:

    Oh Noooo!!!! You put onion in this too 😛 It sounds yummy, but I would leave the onion out 😀

    I bet your hermies would like my onions!

  5. Donna says:

    That sounds good Sheri. =)

    Lasagna cheese — lol!

  6. heathertopia says:

    I’m not sure if hermies can eat onions…they do like eggplant and squashes 😀

    Jessica likes onions 😛 I don’t know where I went wrong with her 😛 LOL!

  7. Melanie says:

    Yum! I just LOVE lasagna cheese! I love onions, too. When The Man and I got married, he informed me that he didn’t eat onions. Unfortunately for him, all my family recipes start with, “Chop up a large onion.” Guess who started eating onions? LOL

    LOL, eat onions or go hungry — works like a charm around here, too 😉

  8. piano teacher says:

    I have a REALLY good eggplant recipe. It takes some time, but is well worth it! If you want the entire recipe I will get it for you. A basic description: Slice eggplant into strips–batter dip and fry–separately brown some ground beef–layer eggplant and ground beef with sauce made from tomato sauce, oregano, and other stuff I can’t remember–then bake (the oregano really makes it taste great!). I think the cheese topping is mozzerella. That’s all I can remember off the top of my head right now.

    Sounds fantastic — would love to have the recipe

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