Week 26: Breaded Eggplant Pizza

Week 26 – I can’t believe the year is halfway over!  It sure doesn’t feel that way.  It seems like I just started this little pizza journey a month ago.

Growing up, I never thought I liked eggplant.  Not that I ever tried it, I was just convinced that it was “gross.”  I can’t remember when I finally tasted it.  I know I didn’t cook with one until I was about 22-23 and first attempted to make an eggplant Parmesan dish.

This week’s pizza was inspired by my younger sister, Allie.  She had a similar pizza somewhere in Detroit and suggested I make one as well.  I like eggplant now so I figured why not?

I used my standard pizza dough for this pizza.  I breaded the eggplant using a recipe I made a few weeks back when I participated in a recipe swap.  When the eggplant came out of the oven I cut it into strips.

I topped the crust with pizza sauce and the eggplant strips.

Next came the mozzarella and Parmesan.

It went into the oven for about 10 minutes at 475 F.

This pizza was good, but nothing special.   It didn’t taste overly like eggplant, but I did enjoy the crispy outside and mushy inside of the eggplant strips.  The husband said this was “alright” but would have preferred a good marinara sauce rather than the pizza sauce.  I would agree.  Truth be told, I was going to use a marinara sauce but I had some pizza sauce leftover from something else that I wanted to finish.  Other vegetables would have been a good addition also.  I wouldn’t go out of my way to make this again, but if I had a bunch of eggplant I wanted to get rid of, I might make it.

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5 Responses to Week 26: Breaded Eggplant Pizza

  1. Dad says:

    You ate eggplant when you were young..hee hee…..I did a good job of hiding it. I grew alot of eggplant in North Carolina, Missouri and Kansas and always had an abundance of it. I use to make an eggplant pizza where I sliced the eggplant in rounds and used it as the crust, then put the pizza topping ontop. You kids loved it! I also made Mousakka and lasagna where instead of pasta, I used eggplant cut length wise. Then there was Baba-ganoosh and stir fried eggplant again you kids ate it and thought it was pretty good.

    • Golda says:

      All I remember about eggplant as a child is you teasing Melissa with it and all of us girls being like “ew, gross! Eggplant!”

  2. Dad says:

    Ya, I remember giving Melissa an eggplant for her birthday every year. I knew you wouldn’t eat it if I told you what you were eating so covered it up and all of you seemed to enjoy it.

  3. Evelyn says:

    As a child, I also thought eggplant was yucky, and I convinced my brother, the least picky little kid ever, not to eat it either.

    • Golda says:

      Haha, will he eat it now, as an adult? I hope you didn’t ruin eggplant forever for him!