When life hands you too many eggplants -- like deep in the middle of August -- you should make caponata. Caponata is a traditional Sicilian recipe. And you can definitely trust Siciliy when it comes to eggplants, they have had their fill. The nice thing about caponata is that it uses the best flavors of the summer and quickly cooks them up.
Caponata makes a good appetizer with crackers. It makes a great accompaniment to seafood dishes. It's also great just eaten with a spoon. And it's a handy dish to have at the ready in your fridge for unexpected guests or nights when you just don't know what to make.
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