I typically eat these straight off the baking sheet, standing up, no fork, just a glass of red wine in one hand.
I think they’re best this way, but you’re welcome to eat them however you'd like. They’d work well with a yogurt sauce with lemon and garlic. Maybe some bread. A fork.
I’ve used fairytales with this recent batch. They work well from both a taste and presentation perspective. Fairytales, as their name suggests, are petite, rather adorable, and much less seedy than their larger counterparts (eggplant is a seed-bearing fruit — technically a berry). I also find them to be a bit more flavorful and tender than bigger versions.
Once late summer hits, you’ll find heaping piles of them at pretty much any farmer’s market or grocery store selling local fare, but if you can’t find them, don’t fret — any varietal will do.
Makes about 2 servings.