Eggplant Parmesan Pizza? Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip? Eggplant is great for roasting, grilling, frying and steaming and more!
- Selecting: Choose Eggplant that is firm, not soft, is free from brown-sunken areas, and has some green color still in calyx around the stem.
- Storage: Store whole Eggplant at room temperature though in a cooler spot away from direct sunlight. Do not store Eggplant in plastic bags or sealed containers since the lack of respiration will make the fruit decay quicker. You can refrigerate it, but over time cold temperatures make the Eggplant lose flavor and become flabby.
- Stop S.E.G. To avoid “Soggy Eggplant Syndrome” in your dishes, sprinkle coarse or sea salt on sliced Eggplant and let it set for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse the slices and pat them dry with a paper towel. This process will draw out some of the moisture which carries a bitter flavor, improve the Eggplant texture and help the shape hold up better during cooking.
- Cooking how-to? Click here to learn how to cook Eggplant perfectly using multiple methods.
- Eggplant Recipes: Check out these 15 Easy Eggplant recipes from Real Simple.