Another way to prepare the eggplant is to soak it in cold, salted water (6 cups water and 2 TBSP salt for 30 min. Drain well and pat dry w/ paper towels.
We found this to be a little bland. Will "spice it up" next time. People: don't buy prepared sloppy joes sauces; it's sooo easy to make your own and a lot cheaper, too.
I've been making this since the late 50's and it never gets less than rave reviews. Might I suggest that you use good red wine or sherry, not cooking wine or sherry. If you can't drink it, don't cook with it! It will help with the salt content, too.
I made this for a potluck last weekend and it was a big hit. My recipe calls for blueberry jello, but either works well. I also add 1 can plain blueberries and use the liquid from them along with the pineapple juice to make 1 and 1/2 cups cold liquid for the jello. Most people think blueberries and pineapple are a strange combo until they taste them together!
Although I love crescent rolls, I found them too sweet for this recipe. Will try it again with pizza crust or maybe biscuit dough. Also thought it rather bland; my brother suggested adding pepperoni slices; sister suggested more onion and less broccoli! I thought one reviewer's asparagus suggestion was interesting, too.
I don't see how anyone can rate a recipe 4-5 stars when they have to practically redo it. I added this, I left out that...put in more seasoning, leave out the water...either a recipe works or it doesn't AS IS. This is a basic starter recipe for new cooks or families w/ young children. It doesn't qualify as 4-5 stars in my book.
Good recipe - will be making for guests this week. Try it w/ cream of celery soup. I think we forget that there are other "flavors" of soup and use mushroom too often. Also, start with a deli chicken for ease of preparation and more taste.
I've also had a version made with Grape Nuts cereal (not flakes) but I don't know if it's sold anymore! It was quite tasty, too. But here in southern New Mexico (second only to Georgia for growing pecans) I'd better use the real thing! LOL
I made these for a potluck dinner and increased the size to 20 servings. I forgot to add the mayo (I did add 1 teaspoon of dried thyme for the 20 servings) and cannot imagine them being any better with the mayo. They were a hit!
This was excellant - we enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!
My husband really liked this.
Very good; the house smelled wonderful all the time it was roasting. The skin was too dry, but the meat was delicious.