WQED mobile
menu
close menu

AVAILABLE AT SHOP WQED

Season by Season with Chris Fennimore
Organized by spring, summer, fall and winter, this collection includes 36 months of Chris' recipes from Pittsburgh Magazine as well as many of his personal reflections.
(click here for details)

EGGPLANT DIP


Primary category: Appetizers

Ingredients

2-3 large eggplants
1 medium-size onion, chopped finely
2 tablespoons canola (or olive) oil
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)
Salt (to taste)
Slivers of roasted red pepper, and Greek olives for decoration

Procedure

Prick the eggplant with a fork. Roast on the grill or broil in the oven until the skin looks charred (about 45 minutes to an hour). Remove from grill/oven, cool off. Peel off the blackened skin, and let the eggplant sit in a non-metal sieve for at least half an hour to drain.

Method 1: Put the eggplant through the food processor with a plastic blade, running it intermittently no longer than a minute.

Method 2: "Chop" the cooked eggplant with a wooden spoon until it no longer looks/feels stringy.

In a small bowl, place the eggplant; start adding the olive oil slowly while mixing continuously. Add the chopped onion once all the oil is incorporated in the eggplant mixture. Add the mayonnaise, if desired. Salt to taste. Level it off with the wooden spoon or a spatula; decorate with slivers of roasted red peppers and olives. Serve on French bread (or any other kind of hard-crust bread).

* Partial preparation: the eggplant may be roasted/broiled a day in advance, peeled and let sit in the sieve to drain in the refrigerator overnight.

RETURN TO ALL RECIPES

Eggplant Dip - NOTES

add your own note

This will be added to your recipes.

Eggplant Dip - REVIEWS

Facebook

 


featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials