What to do With an Eggplant
4 Things to Do With an Eggplant
My favorite way to cook an eggplant* is to make eggplant parmegiana. Good stuff. But to keep it simple and just in case you are getting bored - and don't know what to do with that eggplant still laying around in your kitchen, here are some simple and tasty suggestions:
A Spicy Dip:
- Slice the eggplant lengthwise
- Bake in the oven until soft
- Scoop out and mash
- Add crushed garlic, lemon juice and yogurt to taste
- optional - I like a bit of sea salt
Serve with pita bread
A Quick and Easy Pasta Sauce:
- Peel, then fry cubed eggplant in olive oil until golden brown
- Add chopped garlic and a 16 oz. can chopped tomatoes
- Simmer for about 20 minutes until thickenend
- Toss with cooked pasta, adding plenty of grated Parmesan
Easy Baked Eggplant with Mozzarella Cheese:
- Peel and slice lengthwise
- Drizzle with olive oil
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes (or until tender)
- Top with slices of mozzarella and fresh (or canned) tomatoes
- Put back in the oven until cheese is melted
- Brush peeled strips of eggplant with olive oil
- Grill until tender
- Add to prepared bulgur wheat with chopped parsley, mint, spring onions, cherry tomatoes, lemon juice and a little olive oil.
Generally, I put a pinch of sea salt on just about everything - but except in the first suggestion I excluded it - but will add it to taste when I cook.
*Eggplants are known in many parts of the world as 'aubergines'
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