I have had the good fortune of having a lot of friends and family in my life from different backgrounds: Slovak, Hungarian, and Romanian. I love tasting and eating all of their different foods!
This is one of my very favorite Romanian dishes and works perfect as a meal in itself or to serve as an appetizer. It's so delicious that I promise people will be asking you for the recipe. I usually cook mine in large quantities because it goes so fast but I tried to cut it back for this recipe to give you a normal size bowl... adjust all ingredients to your taste!!!! Enjoy:)
2 eggplants broiled until skin is wrinkled (If you have time it taste best to cook on a grill)
**Note – they will look burned... this is ok and will tasted the best... so make them black...:)
Mayo – Enough to make it wet... adjust to your liking
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion or more to taster
salt and pepper to taste
Set your broiler on high and poke holes in the eggplants with a fork.
Place the eggplants under the broiler and rotate them so that each side is wrinkly, like this:
Once the egg plant is done remove from heat and peel as quickly as possible to avoid getting a bitter taste. Peel all skin and put eggplant in a strainer to drain off excess liquid. Next chop the eggplant until its smooth and mix remaining ingredients .. salt to taste and enjoy with fresh bread like I've got in this picture and tomatoes and fresh onion on the side...:)
Cooking with Joanna
My passion for food is a huge part of my life. I love trying new foods and creating new and interesting recipes.