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Eggplant Fan

I love all these gimicky recipes online, that you try once and then forget about.

I saw this cool method on a few instagram sites, called an eggplant "boat" or eggplant "fan". Why not call it Hasselback Eggplant?

Whatever you call it, it's a great way to prepare eggplant.

I shared it with a friend for lunch, and it was divine.

Most recipes use sliced tomatoes and slices of mozzarella in between the layers, like a Caprese....but I did my own thing, using feta and sweet cherry tomatoes mixed w/ fresh herbs from my garden.

Here is how I made this pretty thing:

A tip: Make a lot of stuffing and pack it tight.

Eggplant Fan:

1 large in season eggplant, sliced into 1/6 even slices, keeping the stem in tact
thinly sliced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes sliced thin (not easy to do!)
crumbled feta cheese
chopped mint, basil, and fresh oregano
olive oil
kosher salt & pepper
seasoned panko breadcrumbs
Parmesan cheese on top (optional)

Slice your eggplant into 1/6, and…

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