So there he was, an eggplant, staring me down every time I opened my refrigerator. I knew I had to cook it soon, some how… some way. My boyfriend isn’t a huge fan of plain old eggplant and you can only eat eggplant Parmesan so many times… I was stumped and out of ideas! So I browsed through my favorite site in the entire world (foodgawker.com) and got some inspiration. I came across all kinds of recipes from eggplant meat balls to black bean veggie burgers… so I decided to take ideas from everything and make an eggplant veggie burger! Yum!
In case you noticed- I haven’t posted a recipe in over a week! This is terrible! I do have a good excuse though, I recently got promoted at my job (whoo hoo!) and with a promotion comes a lot of extra duties. The whole transition sure has been keeping me pretty busy. I’m also moving this month which has gotten in the way of my food-blogging fun too. Good news, my new place has an avocado tree and an orange tree! Can you say heaven?! SO excited about the mass amounts of avocados I will soon consume.
So back to the recipe at hand- this was my first attempt at making any kind of veggie burger and it’s really more simple than I originally thought! They tasted really good and are completely vegetarian. I have a feeling that I will be experimenting soon on all kinds of veggie burgers in the near future! Yum!
Eggplant Veggie Burgers
- 1 whole eggplant
- Half of a yellow onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup bread crumbs
- 2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Dice the onion and cut the eggplant into small cubes and saute in a large skillet with a bit of olive oil.
When the veggies are soft, toss them into a food processor along with the garlic cloves.
Pour the veggie mush into a large bowl and stir in the egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan and seasonings.
Form the mush into patties and cook them in a pan, bake, or grill them for a delicious veggie burger!
I pan fried these little beauties. I bet they would be just as or even tastier if I baked them or grilled them on the bbq. Next time my friends, next time. I also had a craving for sauce after all of this so I decided to eat them non-burger style and pour a little homemade sauce on top. That was pretty darn good too.