Roasted eggplant is eggplants greatest trick- properly done, turn into a luscious dip, cook as fries or grill as a burger.
1. Wipe eggplant clean and slice thinly. Salt liberally and let sweat, about 30-45 minutes.
2. Heat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Squeeze eggplant of juice and pat dry. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with thyme. Roast in oven, 45 minutes to 1 hour, until deep brown caramel. Drizzle with vinaigrette or serve as is. Enjoy!