Real Food Rehab, a farmer's market guru. She promptly sent me the link to Seed Savers Exchange. I should have gotten a clue by their description; holds well in dried arrangements, yet not bitter.
I have to be honest I wasn't impressed. Having never made this particular UFO, I did some recipe searches and came up with nothing. I decided to try doing a quick saute in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. This is quite delicious with regular eggplant. I then added halved grape tomatoes and fresh parsley. I was going to then make a soft bread crumb, parmesan, and melted butter topping and bake the dish. I tasted the eggplant and decided to abort! I'm not sure if I waited a day too long to use the eggplants. They were a little tough and bitter. I bought them on Saturday and did not use them until Monday. They definitely did not look as plump and happy as they did when I bought them. Not sure if I want to try again. I will post something very soon with the purple eggplant variety that you can find most anywhere.
Onto something sweet....that'll make my flop a distant memory....
Have a great day!