Russian Gourmet: Another Eggplant Recipe

This recipe is really easy and results in a spread or a dip, name it as you wish. Eggplant is delicious and good for you in a variety of ways including weight loss:

Don’t include too many eggplants in your diet if you’re interested in: Weight gain.

In other words, if you stay with the eggplant diet you will finally be able to attain that figure you were dreaming about, all the while consuming tasty eggplant recipes.

This recipe contains 2 eggplants, dill, garlic and mayonnaise – if you don’t like these ingredients separately or in combination, please move along.

Remove green ends from the eggplants and place them in a pot of boiling salted water.

Sometime during the cooking process try to turn the eggplants over, they will resist and try to flip back, one of you will eventually win, hopefully not the eggplant. You may want to use the lid for that purpose. Check periodically,when a toothpick goes through the eggplant without much effort, they are done. Time depends on the size and shape of your eggplant (if you know what I mean) but definitely over 20 minutes. Just keep checking. Remove from the pot. The next step is to press the eggplant. Place a cooling rack into the sink. Cut multiple slits into the skin of the eggplant lengthwise.

You need some weight to extract as much moisture out of the eggplant as you can. One possible way to do it is to place a cutting board on top of the eggplant and weigh it down with a pot of water.

Two hours later the eggplant should look fairly flat.

I use the meat grinder to chop the eggplant, you can use the food processor, just don’t pulverize it, you are not making toothpaste, it should retain texture. Add plenty of chopped dill, a little mayonnaise and as much garlic as you deem appropriate. Some salt and pepper to taste.

The final product looks like this and can be consumed with crackers or bread, in sandwiches, or on its own.

Warning: In case of extreme weight loss please discontinue.

  • Hmmm I am interested in weight loss, I am however wary of eggplant. It just looks plain freaky.

  • midtown miscreant

    eggplant is a good looking veggie, until it’s cooked, then not so much.

  • Ela

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I just love eggplant and I have never seen it prepared this way. My mom makes a variation of what some call “babaganoush” with the eggplants grilled or roasted so they can be peeled, flesh removed and then pureed into a dip/spread in which finely chopped raw or sautéed onions and oil are incorporated. Some add mayo as well.
    I will definitely try your recipe!

    P.S. Could the mayo be replaced by some other ingredient? It has a great taste but it’s not that healthy(especially the kind one buys at the supermarket).

  • I don’t know what it will taste like without the mayo,but you can try mixing some of the eggplant with something else and if it doesn’t work -stick with mayo. Eggplant,garlic,dill=healthy so you should be OK 🙂

  • Ela

    Thought it might work with tahini but will have to see.