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Chicken cutlets & eggplant for dinner

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cheesecake17 Feb 5, 2014 12:34 PM

Have a package of thin sliced chicken cutlets and an eggplant to use up. Any ideas for a quick dinner?

Have all the pantry/fridge/freezer staples.
Kosher, so no dairy

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  1. JTPhilly RE: cheesecake17 Feb 5, 2014 01:05 PM

    both bread/batter and fry up wonderfully - slice eggplant thin - pound cutlets thin - dredge in a frying batter or breadcrumbs- make a great sandwich - with some bitter veg like broccoli raab or kale

    if you are looking for not fried - sauté chunks of eggplant and tomatoes (use canned whole and cut up or roast some) some olive oil, garlic and Italian herbs to make a dressing - serve with pasta or rice over pan cooked or baked cutlets

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      Raffles RE: JTPhilly Feb 5, 2014 01:36 PM

      I like the breaded and fried idea! Along with Rabe with garlic on a nice crusty bread!
      We had rabe,garlic and sausage last night with a crusty baguette, I know not kosher, but the fresh rabe was a treat we haven't seen in our market recently
      Can you do the bread as far as kosher?

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        cheesecake17 RE: JTPhilly Feb 5, 2014 01:46 PM

        Going to make the non fried option for tomorrow night. Possibly serve over pasta.

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          Raffles RE: cheesecake17 Feb 5, 2014 01:49 PM

          Do you know about salting,draining, rinsing, drying, eggplant, if they have brown seeds, before cooking?

          Also, you don't have to go the oregano method, you may use more exotic middle eastern spices...http://mideastfood.about.com/od/middl...
          served over rice, couscous....

      2. Cheese Boy RE: cheesecake17 Feb 5, 2014 10:33 PM

        I doubt you have a Japanese eggplant there, but a globe eggplant could work just as well if you leave the skin on. Try Chicken with eggplant in garlic sauce. White rice, and an egg roll.

        Pic --> http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&amp...

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          cheesecake17 RE: Cheese Boy Feb 6, 2014 08:07 AM

          Do you have a recipe? I usually buy Japanese eggplants

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            Cheese Boy RE: cheesecake17 Feb 6, 2014 10:35 PM

            This is something I shamelessly only buy as take out.

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              cheesecake17 RE: Cheese Boy Feb 8, 2014 05:04 PM

              My favorite take out is string beans and eggplant in garlic sauce. I guess we think alike

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                Cheese Boy RE: cheesecake17 Feb 8, 2014 10:21 PM

                Yep, we almost share the same name.

        2. jrvedivici RE: cheesecake17 Feb 6, 2014 08:18 AM

          Breaded, fried, layered with some roasted peppers and mozzarella cheese on top, bake till cheese is sufficiently melted. Top with a little drizzled balsamic reduction.

          Just made this last month, excellent.

          (Optional you can add a layer of caramelized onions)

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            valerie RE: jrvedivici Feb 6, 2014 09:18 AM

            Sounds good but the request said no dairy.

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              jrvedivici RE: valerie Feb 6, 2014 12:05 PM

              I've got to learn to read better.

              But actually I would just layer it chicken, eggplant, caramelized onions, topped with the roasted red pepper (slices for this) then still topped with the drizzled balsamic. Who needs cheese!?!?!

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              magiesmom RE: jrvedivici Feb 6, 2014 10:10 AM

              No cheese

            3. tcamp RE: cheesecake17 Feb 6, 2014 08:35 AM

              Any basil on hand? I'd make a thai-inspired stir fry.

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                Querencia RE: cheesecake17 Feb 6, 2014 08:38 AM

                You can turn it into Middle-Eastern-oid by taking a can of tomato sauce and adding dill, cinnamon, and lemon juice to it. Pour it over everything and heat in the oven until the eggplant is done. Find some rice.

                1. monavano RE: cheesecake17 Feb 6, 2014 10:03 AM

                  I watched Lidia B. make this recently, and think this would be amazing next to breaded chicken cutlets (with just fresh lemon juice squeezed over top).

                  http://www.lidiasitaly.com/recipes/de...

                  eta: I'm sorry, this includes cheese which although in a separate dish from the chicken, I don't think it would be kosher.
                  Excuse my inexperience, please.

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                    cheesecake17 RE: monavano Feb 6, 2014 01:08 PM

                    This sounds really good. Might try it (no chicken)!

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                    roolala RE: cheesecake17 Feb 6, 2014 02:58 PM

                    I'm not sure what's in your pantry, but I always keep red curry paste (most of the non-Asian regular grocery stores stock these now) in mine. My boyfriend keeps kosher, and we'll often do Thai style curry with chicken, eggplant, and whatever other veggies we have on hand for a quick dinner.

                    Saute 2-3 tbsp curry paste in either the coconut "cream" from the top of the can or oil, dump the rest of the can in, add fish sauce and brown sugar to taste. I usually start with ~2tsp fish sauce and 1 tbsp brown sugar, then adjust. With chicken, i'll slice it thin and marinate for a few minutes in a little bit of fish sauce, or a lot of times we'll use packaged fried tofu we get from Asian markets. You can add veggies in while stir-frying the curry paste, or I like to stir fry them separately.

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