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Friday, September 27, 2013

Grilled Garden Eggs

Garden eggs, what are garden eggs?

The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant and is roughly the same size as a chicken egg.
Garden Egg

Garden eggs, what are garden eggs? Garden eggs are a smaller variety of the eggplant that is highly cultivated and valued in most sub-Saharan African countries.

The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant and is roughly the same size as a chicken egg. In African Igbo society, the garden egg represents fruitfulness and good fortune.


Grilled Garden Eggs


Ingredients and Directions

Broiled Garden Eggs a Healthy African Dinner in 30-minutes
Grilled garden eggs
1. Peel 4 garden eggs (or leave the skin on) and slice in half

2. Place garden eggs into a dish and season with salt and pepper and pour one tablespoon of olive oil over the eggplants.

3. Mix well and arrange the slices on a broiler and broil on each side for five minutes and serve warm.

Did you know?
Garden eggs are low in calories with about 35 calories in a one cup serving. 

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