Saturday, December 4, 2010

Eggplant Po' Boys preserved with Bardo Pond, Wiseblood, Fuck Art Let's Dance and Los Campesinos

I said pretty much all I need to say about Po' Boys here. You can finally wipe that drool from your lip and start on your own veggie versions.

Eggplant Po' Boys (inspired by Chatres House Cafe)
(printable version)

-1 eggplant
-2 eggs
-4 ounces mozzarella cheese
-1 cup tomato sauce
-1 bunch of spinach or iceberg lettuce
-6 pickle spears, sliced
-4 fresh sub rolls

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Slice the eggplant thinly and dredge in egg and breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake eggplant for ten minutes. Flip over and bake five minutes on the other side.

3. Remove the eggplant from the oven and transfer to an oiled, 9x13 glass baking dish. Cover the eggplant slices with tomato sauce and mozzarella. Bake for 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, slice sub rolls and wrap around the metal slates in the oven. Bake for 2-3 minutes.

5. Begin assembling Po' Boys by lining the sub rolls with pickles and spinach. Place eggplant slices on top and serve immediately.

*Note: the Chatres House Cafe version used iceberg lettuce instead of spinach. I prefer spinach but J-Fur said my version lacked some of the crunchiness that she liked in the original. I am going to try these again next week doing half with iceberg lettuce and half with spinach.

As I enjoyed the beauty of a Po' Boy in hand my speakers sent distortion waves throughout the apartment in the form of Bardo Pond. The band's single, "Don't Know About You," comes from a self-titled album that should be out early next year.

Bardo Pond-Don't Know about You

Wise blood is no stranger to our playlists (which is one of the main reasons why I left this great song off of the Po' Boy one). "Rot My Brain Away" is like a sea of static and foghorns with a tiny ship lost somewhere in the middle.

Fuck Art, Let's Dance is a Hamburg band that knows what it takes to make aggressive dance rock that even David Hasselhoff can't ignore. You can download some of their songs for free at their Last FM page including the studio version of "Homesick."

Los Campesinos-Too Many Flesh Suppers

Not a new song "Too Many Flesh Suppers" is a B-side from a failed single.