May 29th, 2010


bacon wrapped grilled eggplant

i've never really made a point to eat eggplant before.  i don't really know why. on a whim i bought one at the store just to try it about a month ago.  usually i marinade it, then grill it. then i thought, "oh dudes, this totally needs some bacon."

you will need:
  • eggplant. hopefully this is obvious. chop it into 1" x 3" chunks as shown.
  • a 3:1 ratio of olive oil to apple cider vinegar. actual quantity just all depends on how much eggplant you have. you want a good amount so that the eggplant soaks it up.
  • ground thyme, to taste
  • black pepper
  • BACON! how many slices depends on how many pieces of eggplant you have.
  • a grill

to make:
  • in a smaller bowl, combine the olive oil and ACV. slowly add the ACV to the olive oil, much like you have to do when making mayo. add pepper and thyme.
  • in a larger bowl, throw in the eggplant pieces. throw in the marinade and thoroughly coat the slices. if you do this in a tupperware container, you can put a lid on and shake it to make sure everything is coated. let marinade for at least half an hour.
  • wrap each piece of eggplant in a piece of bacon. secure the bacon ends by stabbing them with toothpicks.
  • put eggplant on grill, indirect heat. cook on each side until bacon is crispy.