Forget normal pizza, Try this new Eggplant pizzas topped with homemade tomato sauce, mint leaves, onion, cherry tomatoes, cheese, and frankfurt sausage.
Me and Dydy love to have pizza, especially in the weekend when I just don’t know what else to cook for dinner. We would order Dominos Pizza with a big bottle of Coke. Or, sometimes, I would just make my own pizza, such as: Bacon and Prawn Pizza, My favourite Meatlovers Pizza, or Korean Kimchi Pork Belly Pizza. Pizza, Cokes and Movies on Saturday night are my favourite date night.
I know it sounds too ridiculous to call it as a date night. And, what type of date it is with Pizza. Date night supposes to be romantic candle light dinner with steak and a glass of red wine. It’s a dream come true for most women. Well, when you wake up from your fantasy especially when you are married. That kind of date night is just………….. a fantasy.
Dydy would do that sometimes, like during special day like our anniversary or my birthday. Once you are married, I think, as a women, I am happy to eat pizzas with Movies in the night than going out for ridiculous candle light dinner. It’s not that I don’t like it, but Dydy just couldn’t sit in the restaurant for more than 1 hour.
Seriously, sometimes, the time we queue for a restaurant, is even longer than the time we spend in the restaurant. Dydy has that kind of complex disease where he would want to get out of the restaurant directly after we finish the food. The worst part is that, when the restaurant is crazily busy, he would eat so quickly that he could get indigestion, just because he doesn’t want other people to wait too long.
Oh MY Godness!! Might be because I’m selfish, but who care for other people, we are queueing for the place as well. If it’s me, I would just sit there for 2 or 3 hours, eating slowly, and enjoying the surrounding. However, Dydy always rush me because there is just too many people queueing, and he say, “Because too many people think like you, there is no place for people who want to eat.”
Now, you understand why I would prefer date night with pizza and movies, right? At least, I don’t have to rush with my food, and I could enjoy slowly, bite per bite. Moreover, I don’t have to queue in the freezing weather to just rushing my food down my throat and get out in 15 minutes.
Anyways, I didn’t realise I wrote so much complain just over his ridiculous kindness. Today, instead of having delicious unhealthy pizza delivery, I make a healthy version of eggplant pizzas. It looks like mini pizza, but with eggplant base. So much healthier, and what a boost of vegetable instead of carb!.
This eggplant pizzas are so easy to make as well, and perfect dinner for this Friday movies date night at home. To have a beautiful big eggplant pizzas, I buy a fat big eggplant. The fatter it is, the better it is. Then, slice the eggplant into 1/2 inch rounds. Arrange the sliced eggplant in baking pan, and bake for 20 minutes at 200C degree.
While the eggplants are baking, prepare the tomato base sauce and the eggplant pizza toppings. I make the tomato base sauce by myself, but if you are just too busy, most supermarket now sell tomato base sauce for pizza. For the toppings, I use onions, cherry tomatoes, and frankfurt sausage. Thinly slice the sausage and halves the cherry tomatoes.
Once the eggplants are ready, apply a thin layer of tomato sauce on top of the eggplant. Then, sprinkle cheese on top of the tomato sauce, and arrange mint, tomato and frankfurt sausage on top of the cheese. Repeat for all eggplants slices.
Bake for another 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese starts to melt and bubbly. Be careful not to over burn it. Serve while it’s hot with coke.
- 1 big fat eggplant
- tomato base sauce
- 1 onion
- 150g frankfurt sausage
- 200g cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1 - 2 cup cheese, be generous
- Pre-heat oven to 200C Degree. Slice the eggplant into ½ inch rounds.
- Arrange the sliced eggplant in baking pan, and bake for 20 minutes.
- While the eggplants are baking, prepare the tomato base sauce and the eggplant pizza toppings.
- For the toppings, I use onions, cherry tomatoes, and frankfurt sausage. Thinly slice the onion, sausage and halves the cherry tomatoes.
- Once the eggplants are ready, apply a thin layer of tomato sauce on top of the eggplant.
- Then, sprinkle cheese on top of the tomato sauce, and arrange mint, tomato and frankfurt sausage on top of the cheese. Repeat for all eggplants slices.
- Bake for another 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese starts to melt and bubbly.
- Be careful not to over burn it. Serve while it's hot with coke.