10/19/2010 06:41 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fall Vegetable Recipes: 4 New Eggplant Ideas From

For the past year, Amanda Hesser, Merrill Stubbs and their team at have been running weekly recipe contests, whittling down dozens of reader-submitted recipes on a given theme to a final two each week, with their readers voting for their favorite. The winning recipes each week will appear in forthcoming Food52 cookbooks. (See it all explained here).

Since Food52's readers submit so many fabulous recipes that can't all make the final cut each week, their editors pulled some of their fall vegetable favorites together for us, and all this month we'll be featuring them on HuffPostFood. Last week we showed you three great ideas for red peppers. This week: eggplant.

Coming up later in the month: a plethora of more great Food52 recipes for mushrooms, sweet potatoes and butternut squash.