Eggplant Rolls

Another ingredient that I wasn’t familiar with until I started this food blog was eggplant. I know there are eggplants in Mexico because I remember seeing them at the markets, but I don’t remember ever having any dish made with them. The very first time I ate eggplant was almost 11 months ago when I made this lentil soup with fried eggplant. But after that I haven’t ventured into cooking anything else with them, until today.

I found a fat eggplant at the store yesterday and decided I wanted to try something new. So today I cut it in very thin slices, grill them and roll them with a slice of queso fresco and turkey bacon. I put them back on the grill and let the bacon cook. I drizzled some extra virgin olive oil, queso fresco crumbles, fresh chopped parsley and a dash of black pepper.

I was going to eat these for lunch, but I realized they would be better as a side dish or party snack. So if you are planning a Xmas or New Year’s party, these would make great snacks. They are going into the menu of the party I am planning. There is not a recipe for these because they are very simple to prepare, just grill the slices:

After stuffing them with the queso fresco and rolling wrapping them with bacon (I cut the bacon strips in half) grill them again until the bacon is cooked:

Serve with drizzled olive oil, queso fresco crumbles, black pepper and fresh parsley and enjoy:

¡Buen provecho!

I am sending this recipe to Lore’s event, Original recipes (Winter holiday version).

18 Comments

  • These look like easy little treats. Yummy too!

  • very creative! i’m imagining all the various ways to make these – maybe an italian version stuffed w/ mozzarella and rolled in pancetta or prociutto? these looks awesome!

  • You are right, these are great as snacks. I make similar ones filled with feta but these sound delicious with the addition of the bacon.

  • Those look delicious, they would be great for an appetizer or to serve alongside cocktails. I’m glad you started cooking with eggplant, I will be trying this very soon!

  • Quite lovely for a party or anytime eats! Especially with that bacon. We approve!

  • Those eggplant rolls look really good!

  • i love these… very creative, ben… :)

  • Made these for our friend’s New Year’s party… they were a great sensation! Thank you!

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