Earlier this week, I made decided to make mini-baguettes. From them came a sandwich. It was kind of out of control, so I made it again today (I par-baked the extra breads and froze them so they could be hot, toasty & fresh later). It was just as good, if not better- although I’m out of spinach today. Boo.
I trust that most everyone knows how to make a mean sandwich, but in case you're fresh out of ideas and would like some eggplant in your life (and I think you would), here’s how I did it:
|noooo! it's missing spinach today :(|
eggplant baguettes: (four)
2 mini baguettes, cut in half
English cheddar (or any pungent/sharp cheese you like) I LOVE CHEESE.
about ¼ C mayonnaise
3 cloves garlic, sliced & pan toasted w/ olive oil (I did this before frying the eggplant & spinach in the same pan so the garlicky taste goes into everything!)
2 big pinches dried greek oregano
2 big pinches dried rosemary
fresh ground pepper
1-2 squirts lemon juice
Slice the eggplant lengthwise into four 1” slices, then half lengthwise. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, then pan fry in olive oil. Brown on each side and remove from pan. Turn down the heat and add a couple tablespoons of water to the pan. Add a few big handfuls of spinach. Cover with a lid four a couple minutes until it’s wilted.
Put everything in the bread! I like to put the mayo on both sides.