I love that he said “mmm” with each bite! I love that your 11 year old gobbled up his dinner Delaney! I love serving mine topped with marinara sauce. SCORE! This Whole30 + Keto Crispy Baked Eggplant will make you fall in love with eggplant if you aren’t already. ★☆ I tried (and failed!) Lay the sliced eggplant on the wire rack. hi, do you think this can be made in the air fryer? She loves to cook and entertain for family and friends, and she believes that serving a great meal is one of the best ways to show someone that you care. However, I can’t wait to try this for Food Freedom! ★☆ My favorite Whole30 + Keto friendly marinara sauce is Rao’s! 3 eggplant would have fed us plenty, but I made 4 since my husband eats a bunch. Mix 1 cup water with 1/2 cup flax meal (or flax seed). I freeze them before baking. I am so glad you are enjoying my recipes. Topped with marinara sauce, it’s like an eggplant parmesan without the dairy! Im getting bored of grilled eggplant... does anyone have any eggplant recipes they like? This post contains affiliate links, thanks for the love! Sprinkle the tablespoon of salt over the four halves to remove bitterness and set aside. It makes it feel like a dairy free eggplant parmesan! That is such a win, win! I am so glad you liked my crispy eggplant Kelsey! ★☆ Hi Serena – You can just reheat it in the microwave! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Place the coated eggplant on the wire rack set in the rimmed baking sheet. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe Cook for about 30 seconds then add the onions, peppers and mushrooms and sauté for 7-8 minutes or until just starting to get tender but still a little crunchy. Hey all! You could use almond flour in place of pork rind panko. So glad you liked my eggplant Katie! As you might have already guessed, this Whole30 Stuffed Eggplant was a delicious winner! This recipe is amazing! So delicious and filling! SO SO GOOD!! While this recipe sounds amazing, it is not compliant for a Whole30 round. *When trimming off the eggplant ends, leave as much still attached as possible so you have room to scoop out the flesh. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; Repeat … This looks delish! Then, the meat and vegetable stuffed eggplant is baked in the oven until fully cooked through and tender. I sold my 5yo on it by adding more marinara to dip. We served it with pesto and it was perfect! Paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, clean eating, real food. Assume 1 eggplant per person if you’re serving the eggplant as the center of the meal. The food photo has just 3 eggplant slices on the plate. amzn_assoc_asins = "B00HEGDID4,B00ATGXZFC,B000CBOTQ8,B002863BIW"; 2 medium Italian eggplant, about 2–2 ½ pounds total, 1 cup baby Bella mushrooms, diced (aka Cremini), 1 pound lean ground beef, grass fed if possible to be Whole30 compliant, ½ pound ground pork, organic if possible to be Whole30 compliant, Optional, nutritional yeast as a substitute for Parmesan cheese. These Garlic & Herb Grilled Eggplant are my favourite vegetable to barbecue. Like a dairy free eggplant parmesan! Learn how your comment data is processed. ★☆ I ‘flash’ freeze them by placing them in the freezer individually on a plastic cutting board. Once soft, some of the inside of the eggplant is scooped out and mixed with a ground beef and ground pork filling that also has lots of vegetables including mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, garlic, and tomatoes, plus herbs and other seasonings. Serving it with roasted chicken sounds delicious! I agree they are so simple to make but so tasty! Her specialties are baking, desserts, vegetables and pasta dishes. Trim the end off each eggplant* and cut them in half lengthwise. Your email address will not be published. Add the garlic and cook for one minute. They are Vegan, Whole30, Keto and Paleo and guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Before we go any further, I always feel the need to mention that this recipe (or any of our Whole30 recipes) is a dish that anyone will enjoy, even if you aren’t officially following the Whole30 program! I have honestly never tried eggplant until this recipe! Lightly salt the eggplant slices and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes to remove excess moisture. :P It was FAR more filling than I thought it would be, too. After a decades-long career in business and online marketing, she now runs A Family Feast full-time. Preheat the oven to 400°F. amzn_assoc_linkid = "e4886ca99dc74a2d4cc991a834433011"; I am so happy you like my eggplant bites Meg. Even my meat-loving husband was a fan! Remove from heat. To serve – and to keep this Whole30 Stuffed Eggplant compliant – we sprinkled the top with nutritional yeast, which is a dairy-free substitutes for Parmesan cheese. There was an error submitting your subscription. ★☆. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; Cover with parchment and foil and bake for 30 minutes. :). To keep with the Italian theme, I highly recommend serving it with my keto caesar salad (the dressing is dairy free too!). Paleo Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce with buttery and melt-in-your-mouth eggplants, braised in a garlic sauce. It was absolutely delicious! Our tried-and-true cooking secrets + our favorite go-to recipes. I have a vegetable garden and its producing TONS of eggplant. A Family Feast ® is a registered trademark of A Family Feast, Inc. All content, including recipes, text, visual elements, and photographs are copyright © A Family Feast, Inc. 2012-2020, unless otherwise stated. Thank you!!! Martha is part of the husband-wife team that creates A Family Feast. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; We're so glad to have you join us in the kitchen! If following Whole30, sprinkle with nutritional yeast and serve. I drizzle lightly with olive oil and bake at 400 for about 40 minutes flipping halfway through. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. Made these tonight with roasted chicken. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; You can also subscribe without commenting. Your email address will not be published. Get new posts delivered straight to your inbox! So simple! amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; Tag @tasteslovely on Instagram and hashtag it #tasteslovely. This eggplant recipe is vinegary, naturally sweet, and savory, plus it’s Paleo, Whole30… SO good!! Even better than your hubby did too! Preheat oven to 425ºF. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Only change for my taste I would make.. My husband and I kept repeating “Mmm” in amazement with each and every bite. Made this for dinner today. Dip the eggplant slices in the egg, drip off excess, then coat in the pork rind panko on both sides, pressing lightly to adhere. Push the vegetables to the outside of the pan and add two more tablespoons of oil in the center and add the beef and pork and cook until no longer pink, pulling in the vegetables as the meat browns, about 4-5 minutes. Tag @afamilyfeast on Instagram and hashtag it #afamilyfeast, Your email address will not be published. If you need it to be egg free, you can use a flax egg. Then, the eggplant is lightly fried to cook and soften a bit. I just started on whole30 amd brought home an eggplant from tbr store thinking oh i’ll make eggplant parmigan (facepalm) not even thinking about the spaghetti sauce cheese etc. Serving it with pesto sounds delicious! I don’t have enough great things to say about this recipe! The eggplant gets tender, is slightly sweet, and has an irresistible crispy, crunchy coating. But when I eat this I’ll eat for sure 6. Grilled Beef Patties with Mediterranean Salsa (Whole30), Pan Seared Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce. Even if you aren’t following the Whole30 program, you’ll love this satisfying meal! Rinse the salt from the four eggplant halves and pat dry. Whole30 + Keto Crispy Baked Eggplant Recipe + Video – low carb crunchy eggplant. Anytime Jack creates a new recipe, he writes the ingredients down in a notebook – just in case we decide down the road that we want to make it again to share here on A Family Feast. So, with fresh, summertime eggplant available again at the supermarket, Jack found his recipe notes, and we’re finally sharing this satisfying and filling meal here with you today. Success! Repeat with remaining oil and remaining two halves of eggplant. The pork rinds are being used as a panko not a chip. My husband Jack first made this Whole30 Stuffed Eggplant last winter. Remove four halves to your cutting board and with a paring knife and a spoon, scoop out some of the inside eggplant to your cutting board and dice into pieces. You may also like these other summer vegetable recipes: Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Total about 5-6 minutes. I haven’t recipe tested the eggplant bites in the airfryer but I bet they would be fantastic Alisa! Once hot, place two halves cut side down and fry until browned, then flip and cook on the skin side for a few minutes. After about an hour when they are frozen I place them in a ziplock bag. It is 0 carbs! In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium high heat, place 2 tablespoons of oil and add pepper flakes. First, you’ll salt the eggplant to draw out all the moisture and bitterness.