Friday, June 24, 2011

A Savory Crumble

Savory crumbles have been popping up in all of the hottest restaurants recently. I thought I would try them to see what all of the fuss is about. Try them, you will like them!


I sliced some eggplant, brushed them with olive oil and grilled them on a griddle pan.


I diced up a bunch of my oven roasted tomatoes. You can just use fresh ones.


I always save the juice from my tomatoes to include in whatever dish I am making.


For the crumbles topping, add 4 tablespoons of flour to a bowl.


Add 2 cups of panko to the flour.


Remove the eggplant and set aside.


Grill some zucchini the same way.


Sorry these aren't more orderly but this is the way I cook. Add 2 tsp. of oregano, 2 tsp. of thyme 1 tsp. salt and 2 tsp. granulated garlic to the panko. Add a stick of butter and mix it all together until you have a blended crumbly mixture.


It will look like this.


Saute' a diced onion and several diced garlic cloves until they begin to soften.


Sprinkle it with some salt and pepper.


Add the diced tomatoes.


Chop up the eggplant and zucchini and add it to a bowl.


Add the sauteed onions and garlic.


Add a bunch of chopped basil. I had some okra so I threw it in too.


You can bake this in one large casserole but I like to make individual ones.


Fill the dishes with the vegetable mixture.


Top with goat cheese.


Cover the tops with the panko mixture.


Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown on the top and the mixture is bubbling.



Serve with some crusty french bread and good butter. These are even good cold.

11 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i LOVE EGGPLANT !!! this looks great...i will make this over the weekend...i am going to the grocery and farmstand and i just put eggplant and zuchinni on my list

:-)

kary and l'il teddy

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I´m not that fond of eggplant to be honest but this looks good enough to try sometime. But I must admit I´ve never heard of it before :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Pricilla said...

Hmmm, a terrine without all the fuss I suppose

petoskystone said...

yum! thinking i will try this tonight....

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

OMG! I used all my eggplant yesterday, but am shopping tomorrow. I can't wait to make this. Sounds heavenly!

Suzie said...

Isn't this intriguing? Again, you've introduced me to something new to try!
Thanks!

The Frog Queen said...

:) I have to say that the first line is what struck me.

"Savory crumbles have been popping up in all of the hottest restaurants recently"

In mind I immediately thought, WHAT? She eats out :D With all your amazing food I would never leave the house! :D

On a serious note, thanks as always for sharing you world with us. And I will definitely be giving this a try.

Cheers!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cute, and yummy too!

edenhills said...

This looks positively yummy. Now if only my garden were producing all those great things! I might have to hit the farmers market and try this one.

SharleneT said...

I love crumbles. We're getting them in our restaurants here, too, and I've fallen in love. Thanks for this recipe. You are just so NOW! Was wondering what to do with my eggplant, too.

colorchic said...

Yumm Yumm! I will be back!