Tender layers of fried eggplant, with the uncanny custard-like texture of good French Toast. Crispy on the outside, moist and supple on the inside. Drizzled with honey and sprinkled with fresh thyme and sea salt, this sautéed eggplant is one irresistible veggie.
Chefs Comfort Food Cook-Off | Southern Mac and Cheese | Empire State South; Atlanta, GA "This recipe's roots are classically Southern with the hearty addition of leeks and bacon. I also like to use Canadian Cheddar, which reminds me of my childhood growing up outside of Ottawa. That's a key element to comfort food—it has that resonating cord in your history. The dish, like me, is a lot of Canada happily enmeshed in the South." —Hugh Acheson
This is an easy, rustic recipe that makes a great vegetarian meal or a pretty side dish for summer or autumn. It's so simple: yellow squash layered in a jumble with sliced red potato and goat cheese. No cream needed at all.