These are so small. I've never seen graffiti eggplant so small! Shoppers around me gathered some into their carts as well, exclaiming at their "cuteness". These are up there with miniature patty pan squash and mini cucumbers. Cute enough to stuff.
For their size they took a long while to bake, almost an hour, but they were so worth it. Wonderful for a light weekend lunch. The boyfriend even ate one cold from the fridge late at night and claimed they were delicious that way. I asked him if he thought they were cute. He raised an eybrow, took a long look at me, kissed me on the forehead, and said no.
Stuffed Graffiti Eggplant
- 3 small graffiti eggplant
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
- 6 tablespoons bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Oil baking dish.
- Slice eggplants in half, scoop out half the pulp.
- Chop the pulp into a small dice and put in a bowl with the eggs, onion, garlic, oil, tomato paste, tomato and 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs. Mix well.
- Place the eggplants in the baking dish and mound the stuffing in each one.
- Top with grated Parmesan cheese, then with breadcrumbs and salt.
- Bake for40 minutes, drizzle with olive oil, then bake another 20 minutes.