I've decided, after a lifetime of looking askance at it, that I love eggplant. This love affair started years ago, when I working at TGIF and they had this fried mozzarella and eggplant sandwich, but I resisted. The mozzarella got all my attention while the eggplant stood by watching sadly. But now I've finally realized the error of my ways. The eggplant was the true star, all those years ago, and I finally know it.
In other words, I've started frying up eggplant with just some salt, olive oil, garlic and curry powder and dumping it on a plate full of rice and it is delicious. So simple, so good. That is what I look for in all my favorite recipes - I can make it with relatively little effort for a big payoff. One day, when I have a larger kitchen, I may become more ambitious with my cooking but right now the one or two pot dishes are ruling. And eggplant is, at the moment, leading the pack.
P.S. I should try to make that curry again, that I blogged about months ago...I'd kind of forgotten about it, but it was really good. And eggplant heavy.