2 lbs eggplant, peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/4 cup diced red pepper
4-6 basil leaves - thinly cut
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup itallian bread crumbs
1 tsp butter
1-2 large tomatoes thinly sliced
salt to taste
Steam eggplant until tender, drain and mash. Add butter, scallions, pepper and basil. Mix well then add eggs and bread crumbs and mix.
Butter a baking dish, line pan with sliced tomatoes, add eggplant mixture. Top with sliced tomates, top with cheeses.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 min or until cheese is lightly brown. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe by Frandelle Gerard, inspired by The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas 1972
Green Papaya (peeled)
Vegetable Oil (for frying)
Whole Wheat Flour
1. Cut the peeled papayas in slices and boil in hot water until consistency softened. Bring water for noodles to a boil and cook according to package instructions.
2. Sift papayas. Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Put half of the slices of papaya first in mixed eggs (seasoned with salt and pepper), then in flour and then fry in pan from both sides.
3. Heat olive oil and stir-fry onions. Add battered papaya slices and heat for a moment.
4. Put soy sauce, a bit of milk, chili in a pot and thicken with a little flour. Then add noodles and rest of sliced papayas.
5. Serve noodle mix with battered papaya-onion mix on top. Enjoy.
Recipe by Nadja Hofmann
For the dough
½ cup chilled butter plus 3 tablespoons lard
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
5 to 6 tablespoons cold water
For the topping
2 cups milk or cream
1 cup shredded cheese
1 onion, chopped in cubes
bunch of Chaya (boiled for 15 minutes), cut in slices
salt, paprika, nutmeg
Mix the ingredients for the dough and spread it out in a buttered pie dish. Make sure that you have dough standing out on the sides so the liquid topping will stay inside. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 F.
Beat the eggs and mix with milk and the seasoning.
Get the dough out of the oven and put the egg-milk mixture on top. Add the chopped onion, the sliced Chaya and the shredded cheese.
Put back in the oven for about 30 more minutes. Check on it when it starts to smell good. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy.
Recipe by Nadja Hofmann (based on the "Joy of Cooking")
Our featured recipes come from being created spontaneously by our farm staff in the community center kitchen, restaurant friends' recipes, from our wonderful CSA members, as well as supplemented with findings from ones we've found online and really like.