They are the ultimate comfort food, and a meal that should be made on a regular basis. They are the simplest of the three that I make, but I still make them for special occasions and holidays. This croquignole is a small, simple version of a classic casserole that is easy to make, yet filling and flavorful.
I’ve made croquignoles with other vegetables, meat, and seafood, and they’ve all been incredible. In fact, I think that they may be the best comfort food I’ve ever eaten.
I make them all the time at different times of the year. There are two main reasons for this. First, it tastes better, so I tend to make a big batch of them in the summer and freeze them. Secondly, I tend to make them for holidays and special occasions. I make them for Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, and Easter eggs.
Croquignoles are Italian for tiny eggplants. They’re also called “crisp” because the skin and seeds are crisp. They’re about the size of a regular eggplant, and they’re the same shape and size as an English cucumber.
Croquignoles are a pretty good eggplant substitute. Theyre sweet and juicy and you can cook them with a little bit of olive oil and onions and tomatoes and garlic. You can also roast them, which I find a lot more satisfying than frying or boiling. Croquignoles is quite easy to grow and I find it the most versatile of all the eggplants. It can grow in your garden and in your kitchen, even.
Croquignoles are not actually a vegetable, theyre a legume. You can get them from your local grocery store, but I would strongly recommend finding them from a vendor online.
I think it is safe to say croquignoles are some of the easiest vegetables to grow. Their leaves are edible and you can even eat the flowers too. Since they are a legume, they can be eaten raw, boiled, or steamed. I do not know if there is a specific recipe to cook them, but I imagine it would simply be to toss them in a pan with some olive oil and garlic and turn them once they are done.
Croquignoles have a very long season, so if you’re in the mood for a salad, try to head out in the spring when they are in season. Otherwise, there is nothing better than a freshly steamed croquignole with a good shot of your favorite wine, or a glass of sparkling apple cider.
This is something I have been meaning to try for ages. I will have to try the croquignole at my next BBQ.
I guess it’s not that we don’t know how to cook them. Croquignoles have a very long season so if youre in the mood for a salad, try to head out in spring when they are in season. Otherwise, there is nothing better than a freshly steamed croquignole with a good shot of your favorite wine, or a glass of sparkling apple cider.