Appetizers/ Vegetables

Curried Fried Eggplant and Bob’s Red Mill’s Spar for the Spurtle Oatmeal Recipe Contest + GIVEAWAY

Bob’s Red Mill kicked off its second annual Spar for the Spurtle 2 Oatmeal Recipe Contest which invites home cooks and professional chefs alike to submit videos demonstrating a unique recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill’s Steel Cut Oats – the World’s Best Oatmeal.

The complete rules can be found here, but basically you submit a 3-minute video featuring your unique recipe using Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. Last year’s winner was Merry Graham, whose winning entry was Black Bean Porridge Patties.

Three finalists will be flown to Portland, Oregon to compete in a live cook-off. The winner of the cook-off will then be sent on an all-expense-paid trip for 2 to Scotland to represent Bob’s Red Mill in the 19th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship!

The grand prize includes the following:

  • Round-trip airfare for two to Scotland to represent Bob’s Red Mill at the 19th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in October 2012
  • Two nights’ accommodations in Edinburg, three nights’ accommodations in Carrbridge (for two)
  • Rail transportation between Edinburgh and Carrbridge (for two)
  • $2500 cash!

How cool is it?

The deadline to submit your videos is July 20th, which is less than a week away.  To help spark your creativity, the folks at Bob’s Red Mill have generously offered to do a giveaway! The first five readers who enter a video and then let me know, then you’re getting a prize pack filled with goodies from Bob’s.

The prize pack from Bob’s Red Mill would include the following :

  • Honey Oat Granola
  • Cinnamon Raisin Granola
  • Scottish Oats
  • 7 Grain Pancake Mix

The rules are simple:

  • Submit a video entry for the Spar for the Spurtle 2 Contest 
  • Leave a comment here to let me know you entered

The deadline to submit a video entry is July 20, 2012, this giveaway will end on July 19, 11:59 pm

Good luck!

Today I have a very simple eggplant recipe for Curried Fried Eggplant, eaten as the side dish for a healthy salad.

Curried Fried Eggplant

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  • 2-3 small eggplants, cut into slices about 7-10 mm thick, no need to peel
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder



In the small bowl mix together breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and curry powered.


Heat a little olive oil in a heavy pan.


Dip the eggplant slices into the beaten egg mixture.


Then cover slices thoroughly in a breadcrumbs mixture.


Fry them till golden brown.


I served them with the white peach chutney (I will post the recipe for chutney later). Quick, easy, and delicious!

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  • Reply
    Thyme (Sarah)
    July 15, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I love fried eggplant…and that touch of curry sounds delicious!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    July 15, 2012 at 4:09 am

    I love eggplant, and we have fried eggplant dish too (a little different) that I enjoy. I like his curried eggplant. I must try. It sounds easy to make. Also, thank you about the subscription. How silly of me. 🙂 I found it so easily this time. Haha!

  • Reply
    July 16, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Hello Yelena, lovely eggplants, it is one of my favorite vegetables (after tomatoes) 🙂

  • Reply
    Angie's Recipes
    July 16, 2012 at 7:56 am

    A gorgeous dish! These eggplant fritters must pair very well with raw veggies.

  • Reply
    Peter Block
    July 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I really like both curry and lightly fried eggplants. never considered putting them together. now i will. nice job.

  • Reply
    July 16, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    entered contest

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    Peggy G.
    July 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Sounds like a fun contest! And this eggplant doesn't sound too bad either =)

  • Reply
    marla {Family Fresh Cooking}
    July 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Such a GREAT looking dish. In love with your blogged ~ pinning all of your fab recipes 🙂

  • Reply
    Debra Lee
    July 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I love eggplant!

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    Merry Graham
    July 26, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I entered Coconut Lemongrass Oat Parfaits with Strawberries and Granola Crunch. They are so delicious! I hope you check out my video!

  • Reply
    rana tonga
    September 9, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I loved that car really amazing desgion. its very different types desgion. great work fitnas health

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