Poor Man's Caviar

Summary

Yield
Servings
Source

a vegetable cookbook

Prep time20 minutes
Recipe TypesSnacks and Treats Vegetarian Vegan

Description

Serve with assorted crackers. You will not want to share.

Ingredients

1 large eggplant
1 medium onion
1⁄2 green pepper
2Tolive oil
2Tbutter
1 large tomato, peeled
2Tlemon juice
1Tcatsup
1⁄2tworcestershire

Instructions

Place a whole eggplant in a shallow, greased pan and bake @ 400F until soft - about 20 - 30 minutes. Remove, cool slightly, and peel. In a frying pan saute the chopped onion and green pepper in the olive oil and butter until tender but not "browned". Add the peeled tomato, eggplant, lemon juice, catsup, Worcestershire, and the sauteed onion and pepper to a food processor on chop. Return to frying pan and cook over high heat, stirring constantly until the liquid is gone. Cool and spoon into serving dish. Garnish with dill weed OR chopped chives OR chopped parsley. Top with several black olives.

Notes

Tip: to make the tomato easy to peel, dip the tomato in boiling water for a couple seconds. It will loosen the skin.

greyswan's picture
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06/03/2008

I've had this before and liked it - now I have the recipe... thanks for posting!

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06/26/2008

 If you use butter this dish is no vegan anymore.

Proud Texan's picture
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05/30/2008

We always called Black-eyed Peas a poor man's caviar.   I guess it's a regional thing.

IvyLee's picture
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That sounds amazing, and seems very similar to baba ghanoush which I'm addicted to. I'm going to give thsi recipe a shot this weekend.

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05/22/2008

I "scored" on eggplant this week and just roasted them to make more "caviar". It will make a nice appetizer for my dinner Sunday.

Edited to ask you to let me know how you liked it.

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08/31/2008

THANKS! I have a beeeuteeful homegrown eggplant my neighbor gave me, can't wait to try it!

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Let me know how you like it.

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05/22/2008

I had this many years ago...I don't like eggplant so sorry...I didn't like this Sad

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Of course you would not like it - you do not like eggplant. BUT one can hardly tell it is eggplant when eating it. Anyone who likes eggplant will like this. I am so-so on egplant, but love this.

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Sorry it also has onions and green pepper...no no's for meSad   I will eat some eggplant when made in egg plant parmesan

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