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I made an eggplant casserole the other day and have one eggplant left over. What's something easy and tasty I can do with it to ensure it doesn't go to waste?

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  1. You didn't say how large, but suggestions here, esp the eggplant cut into "noodles": http://search.chow.com/search?query=e...

    1. Slice, briefly marinate in a sesame-soy-ginger mixture, and grill it. Is this a globe eggplant or one of the smaller Asian varieties?

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      1. re: nofunlatte

        It is small.

      2. You could make a couple sandwiches - slice the eggplant in 1/2 to 1/4 inch slices, season lightly, and grill or roast (a George Foreman grill works really well). Add some sliced mushrooms, roast peppers, possibly zucchini cooked similarly, slather your bread of choice with a little pesto or fresh basil or other savory spread, put in sliced provolone or swiss cheese and make a panino or otherwise toasted sandwich.

        1. Roasted eggplant dip?

          Grilled in rounds and make little napoleons with boccacini, roasted tomatoes and basil?

          1. Stuffed.

            1. Mix it in with something else. I had the same situation the other day and I just sliced it up with some squash I was sauteing, and in the pan it went.

              1. Make "French Fries"

                Fun!

                1. Not really a recipe but I like this. Chop some fresh garlic and heat with 1/4 - 1/2 c. olive oil over low heat, add as much red pepper flakes as you like. When the oil is infused with the garlic and pepper flavor, about 15 minutes, take off heat and let sit another 15 minutes while you heat oven to 350° and slice eggpant. I just wash, take off the cap and slice legnthwise into 1/2" slices so I end up with about 8 slices. Line a cookie sheet with foil, paint slices of eggplant with oil, flip and repeat, splitting garlic and pepper among slices. Bake until eggplant is soft through out. Can eat hot or cold. There have been threads lately about cottage cheese - I like this chopped up and mixed in with cottage cheese and some black pepper. This is also a good way to use up a few extra mushrooms, quartered or halved, not sliced and just tossed with the flavored oil.