Polenta and Eggplant Sandwiches with Ricotta & Arugula



Seriously, is this not one of the most beautiful pictures you’ve ever seen?

What I love most about food is the actual preperation and cooking of it, but photographing gorgeous meals comes in at a close second.  This polenta sandwich recipe I dreamt up is not only absolutely delicious, but completely appealing to the eye is well.  It tends to get quite messy after the first bite, but pre-consumption it’s a thing of beauty!

1 roll organic polenta, sliced 1 inch thick into 8 rounds (I get the Trader Joe’s version-only 2 bucks!)

1 eggplant, sliced into 8 rounds

1 1/2 cups ricotta

1 egg white

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 cup fresh arugula

1 1/2 cups of our Meatless Italian Sauce, reheated or freshly made

Olive oil for frying

Salt & pepper to taste

  • In a frying pan over medium heat, cook sliced polenta in olive oil until golden brown, approxiamtely 5 minutes one ach side
  • Meanwhile, combine wheat flour and breadcrumbs toegther in a bowl.  Dredge eggplant slices through beaten egg and then through flour and breadcrumb mixture until completely covered
  • In another frying pan, heat more olive oil on medium heat and cook eggplant slices until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side
  • When both eggplant and polenta are finished, set aside on a plat to cool slightly
  • Next, mix ricotta, egg white, salt and pepper together and blend well.  Add arugula after mixture is creamy.
  • Assemble sandwich by starting with the polent, adding the ricotta mix, then a layer of sauce and topping it off with an eggplant slice

About Lisa

*Lisa is the founder and personal chef of The Vegan Pact and blogger at TheVeganPact.com. Her passion for vegan food is shown through her daily recipe blog, private meal deliveries and cooking classes in the Boston area.

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