I love the bruschetta made of eggplant, golden raisins, and basil from Grace 17.20 at the Forum on Peachtree Parkway. Is it possible to get this delicious recipe? It would be a great addition to my favorite small plate meals. Thanks. — Sandra Madariaga, Atlanta
The eggplant bruschetta from Grace 17.20 is a variation on the classic Sicilian eggplant caponata, a delicious combination of salty, sweet and tart flavors that takes advantage of eggplant’s chameleon-like qualities.
Pete Washburn, chief operating officer of Grace 17.20, says the bruschetta has been on the menu for over 15 years, available all day, every day.
The recipe calls for the eggplant to be fried before being combined with the rest of the ingredients. Because we don’t have a fryer, when we tested the recipe, we sauteed the eggplant cubes in a large skillet with just enough oil to cover the bottom of the skillet. That worked fine for us, but gives a slightly different result than what you’d have with the deep fried eggplant at Grace 17.20.
Editor’s note: Grace 17.20 is closed at this time but beginning April 1, the restaurant says it will offer carry-out and delivery services.
Grace 17.20’s Eggplant Bruschetta
From the menu of … Grace 17.20, 5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 678-421-1720. www.grace1720.com.
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