August 20, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
If you're planning your meals for the week and searching for a good vegetarian option for dinner or lunch, Trader Joe's Eggplant Cutlets make planning a snap. Inside the eggplant-colored box (subliminal advertising?) are slices of peeled eggplant that have been generously coated with Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs and fully cooked, then quickly frozen to seal in the flavor and meaty texture of the eggplant. You can bake, broil, microwave or fry the Cutlets for a quick, meatless entrée. Top with a little tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese for even more depth of character.
But that’s just the beginning of what you can do with Trader Joe’s Eggplant Cutlets. Put a cutlet and some melted Mozzarella on a toasted roll with tomato sauce for Eggplant Parm Sandwich. Mix some ricotta cheese with chopped spinach, layer the mixture between two cutlets and bake briefly for a quick,
delicious take on eggplant lasagna. We’re selling each 16 ounce
box of Eggplant Cutlets for $2.49, every day.