Friday, May 24, 2013

Baked Eggplant Burgers

Since so many veggie burgers on the market contain gluten, finding a great homemade burger recipe became a quick goal.  I came across The Tolerant Vegan's baked eggplant burgers recipe a few weeks back and knew it was one to try.  I'm happy in saying it was a great success!  One of the best veggie burgers I've ever eaten--and easy to make.

I followed the recipe fairly closely--discrepancies included adding in other colors of peppers, making gluten free bread crumbs (from an oven dried Udi's whole grain hamburger bun), using great northern beans, and tossing in a bit of stoneground mustard.  I made a half batch as the eggplant I had on hand was a baby one.  Photos of the process are below.  I can't recommend them enough.  My first gluten-free bun experience as well--very happy with Udi's.


Grilled New Potatoes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli and Parsley

I've made these potatoes several times--they're a Bobby Flay recipe.  They're fairly easy and I can attest that the aioli is great with roasted potatoes as well.

Boil some new potatoes--red, white, whatever is available.

In the meantime, get your ingredients together for your aioli.

Mix up in a food processor or whisk with all your might.

Once cool, cut the boiled potatoes in half and coat with a bit of oil.  Since I don't have an outdoor grill available I use a George Foreman.  Place the potatoes on the grill cut side down.

 Get some nice grill marks and crisp the potatoes up enough.  Drizzle with aioli and sprinkle parsley on top.