Sunday, June 23, 2013

Eggplant Burgers with Balsamic Glazed Onions

This was just like cooking pancakes, only done while drinking a beer! Hehe :) Actually it was hard not to resist not just having eggplant pancakes for dinner.

I actually had to have surgery on my mouth this week.... So the reasoning for  mashed potatoes and steamed kale on the side. A burger was more difficult to eat, but I don't give up on anything easily. It was bomb.
Here is your recipe for .....

Eggplant Burgers And Balsamic Glazed Onions

Ingredients:

Eggplant Burger
  • 1 eggplant
  • egg replacer for 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup flour*
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 4 Pretzel burger buns (my personal favorite anyway).
  • Lettuce, Tomato, fresh parsley for garnish ( all optional)
Balsamic Glazed Onions
  • 1 yellow or white onion, sliced
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger (optional)

Directions:


  1. Preheat Oven to 400. Poke a few holes in the eggplant and bake it for 45-50 minutes. 
  2. While the eggplant is baking, prep your other ingredients and begin to make your balsamic glazed onions.
  3. For the glazed onions: Saute the onion and garlic in 2 tbs of coconut oil over medium/ high heat for about 5 minutes. Whisk together the balsamic and brown sugar. 
  4. Stir in the balsamic mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and keep covered for at least 30-40 minutes or until the balsamic onion mixture has thickened. Set aside.
  5. Once the eggplant has been baked and cooled, cut it in half and scoop out the flesh of the eggplant. 
  6. Combine the eggplant with all remaining ingredients into a food processor. Blend thoroughly. * Add more flour if needed. 
  7. Pour eggplant batter into a skillet and cook each side until golden brown (I used about a 1/2 cup of batter for each eggplant burger). 
  8. Serve on a pretzel bun and top with balsamic glazed onions and any additional garnish!



I will have to make this one again soon. :) It would be perfect for July 4th, eh??

One day later......
.... at Food Fantasies I saw THIS. Someone stole MY idea!! :P



In other news... remember how I was laid off from my teaching job? Well I got an offer at another school :-) Thinking on it at the moment but I am sure I will have news about that one soon!!

-Em