Monday, July 12, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Eggplant time

I often get comments on what a good eater Kidlet is. It's true, he will eat a large array of things but he didn't come that way. I think it's a misconception that kids will only eat certain things and that is it for life. Sure, he's had his food ruts like every other kid. But I keep feeding him good stuff and he likes most of it now. Also, sometimes I feed him vegetables and I don't tell him what they are. What? Like you don't :P

I told Kidlet I was making eggplant sticks and he went "blech" at me. So when dinner time came around I gave him Italian Crispy Sticks. And he loved them. I didn't tell him it was eggplant until he was done with seconds. Bwahaha.


Top L-R : Crispy Eggplant Sticks, pasta sauce, farfalle with pasta sauce and parmesean
Bottom L-R : Carrots with ranch, blackberries with cool whip, and a turtle shell apple

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Eggplant Crispy Sticks Recipe:
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1 Medium eggplant cut in to 1 inch sticks
1/2 c. panko
1/2 c. grated parmesean cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 egg, beaten

Directions:
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Set oven to Broil

Mix panko, cheese, and seasonings in a bowl.

Dip eggplant sticks in beaten egg then in the panko mixture.

Spray lightly with cooking spray and set 4 inches from top of oven set on Broil for 4-5 minutes on each side.

Eat with pasta sauce!

9 comments:

  1. That looks great, I want to try those for F&B. We had a similar experience with zucchini. So I made Cheesy Appetizers with Spices (technically true, it just also had about 3 zucchini in it). Ben ate it and loved it. He finally realized the zucchini thing but decided he loves zucchini!

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  2. The eggplant looks great! I am so lucky I have vegetable eater.

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  3. I agree with you. I know my kids have completely different tastes - I have one who will eat or try anything, one is very picky, and one who is halfway in the middle - but their taste buds can definitely be improved with a little time and effort. My "pickiest" will still eat tons of healthy food, including vegetables. Last night, for some reason he was refusing to try a whole nectarine I sat on his plate. He was so mad at me because I made him take a bite...and then he said, "Oh, this is good!" We have half of an eggplant in our fridge...I think I will try "Italian Crispy Sticks" today! :)

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  4. I like the idea of Italian Crispy Sticks! The girls say they don't like cooked celery so now I just puree it once its cooked and add it back to whatever I'm making...they love it.

    Sometimes we moms have to be sneaky, sneaky!

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  5. Christy: Panko is a Japanese bread crumbs. You could find this is most grocery stores it is lighter and crunchier. Alternatively you could also use regular bread crumbs

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  6. Glad to hear the eggplant sticks came out well. Mine always end up so soggy. I'll be trying your recipe next time!

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