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Miso Eggplant Gratin

 
One serving costs about $1.76

$1.76 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:32%

Spoonacular Score: 32%

 

Miso Eggplant Gratin might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 405 calories, 15g of protein, and 31g of fat each. For $1.76 per serving, this recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodista has 2 fans. A mixture of butter, heavy cream, garlic, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 35%. This score is not so great. Try Miso-Glazed Eggplant (Nasu Miso), Miso Eggplant, and Stuffed Miso Eggplant for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp butter
butter
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps chicken stock powder
chicken stock powder
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp cornstarch
cornstarch
1
1  eggplant
eggplant
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps flour
flour
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp heavy cream
heavy cream
0.75 cup
0.75 cup milk
milk
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps miso
miso
0.75 cup
0.75 cup parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
0.75 cup
0.75 cup tofu
tofu
5 Tbsps
5 Tbsps vegetable oil
vegetable oil
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp
butter
0.5 tsps chicken stock powder
0.5 tsps
chicken stock powder
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1  eggplant
1
eggplant
2 Tbsps flour
2 Tbsps
flour
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
1 Tbsp heavy cream
1 Tbsp
heavy cream
0.75 cup milk
0.75 cup
milk
4 Tbsps miso
4 Tbsps
miso
0.75 cup parmesan cheese
0.75 cup
parmesan cheese
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
0.75 cup tofu
0.75 cup
tofu
5 Tbsps vegetable oil
5 Tbsps
vegetable oil

Equipment

casserole dish
casserole dish
microwave
microwave
oven
oven
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
casserole dish
casserole dish
microwave
microwave
oven
oven
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  2. Cut the eggplant into bite size pieces and soak in water for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain and pat dry.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  5. Add the eggplant pieces and brown on both sides.
  6. Season with garlic, salt and pepper and hold.
  7. To make the miso-tofu sauce, drain the tofu in a seive.
  8. Sift together flour and cornstarch in a microwavable bowl.
  9. Slowly add milk to the flour mixture.
  10. Microwave on medium for 2 1/2 minutes.
  11. Whisk the mixture to a smooth paste.
  12. Add butter, stock powder, and heavy cream and mix thoroughly.
  13. While the mixture is still hot, stir in miso and crumble the tofu into the sauce. Mix till you have a thick paste-like consistency.
  14. Pour half of the tofu-miso sauce into a casserole dish, cover with cooked eggplant and sprinkle half of the cheese on top.
  15. Pour the remaining sauce into the dish and top with the remaining cheese.
  16. Bake for 20 minutes until the gratin is bubbling and golden brown in color.
  17. Serve with rice.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.76
Ingredient
1 tablespoon butter
½ teaspoons chicken stock powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 eggplant
2 tablespoons flour
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon heavy cream
¾ cups milk
4 tablespoons miso
¾ cups parmesan cheese
¾ cups tofu
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
Price
$0.12
$0.01
$0.03
$1.52
$0.02
$0.07
$0.08
$0.25
$1.82
$1.58
$1.26
$0.28
$7.04

Tips

Health Tips

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Corn starch can be added directly to cold liquids, but to avoid lumps corn starch must be mixed with a cold liquid (usually water or stock) before it can be added to hot liquids like soup or gravy. This mixture of corn starch in a cold liquid is called a "slurry."

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
414k Calories
15g Protein
31g Total Fat
20g Carbs
4% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
414k
21%

Fat
31g
48%

  Saturated Fat
21g
133%

Carbohydrates
20g
7%

  Sugar
7g
9%

Cholesterol
30mg
10%

Sodium
1238mg
54%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
15g
32%

Calcium
357mg
36%

Phosphorus
232mg
23%

Manganese
0.46mg
23%

Fiber
4g
19%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Vitamin K
14µg
13%

Selenium
9µg
13%

Potassium
387mg
11%

Folate
39µg
10%

Magnesium
38mg
10%

Copper
0.19mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Iron
1mg
9%

Vitamin B6
0.18mg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Vitamin A
404IU
8%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Vitamin B12
0.46µg
8%

Vitamin B5
0.67mg
7%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Vitamin D
0.77µg
5%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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