August 10, 2010
One of our favorite stands at our local farmer's market is Peacock Family Farms. Kenya has been madly in love with the woman who helps run it since he was 8 months old -- so much so, his name for her is "girlfriend" (he's such a little flirt). Beside the gorgeous raisins, walnuts, almonds and peaches they sell, they also grow THE most incredibly delicious eggplant, which I love almost as much as Kenya loves "girlfriend". With it, I make Baby Ghanoosh and Ratatouille for the family, but I bought a ton of it last week and wanted to make something special and different that I knew the kids would really enjoy.
These eggplant sticks turned out shockingly delicious. I say "shockingly" because even a couple of people I know who aren't normally fans of eggplant ate almost all of my test batch. Crispy on the outside and creamy and tender inside, I bet even kids that say they don't like veggies will devour them -- they're like eggplant French Fries!
I guess the biggest reason I love going to the farmer's market as a family is that there's always something (or someone) to fall in love with.
Accompaniments: 1 Cup Weelicious Tomato Sauce