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What does an eggplant taste like?

And how would you prepare it to eat?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Mar. 25, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • There are a few ways to prepare it. You can grill it, bread it and fry it, stir fry it, marinate it... Its kinda spongy, and it tastes slightly bitter. Its alot like squash. Because its so spongy, it will soak up marinades well, but also soaks up oil too so if you fry it, it absorbs alot of the fat.


    One technique some people use to draw out some of the liquid inside the eggplant and make it less bitter is to cut it in half and set it on some salt. The salt draws out some of the bitter flavor and dries it out a bit. I have to say we eat fresh veggies every day, but eggplant isnt something we regularly eat. It only has a shelf life of 2-3 days from the store, IMO. If you grow them fresh they will last longer, im sure.. but we dont eat it often enough to bother.


    Try This: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/eggplant-steaks-recipe/index.html
    Its really easy to prepare.

    LuminousMom

    Answer by LuminousMom at 12:18 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Fried ones taste like mushrooms.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • What LuminousMom said.
    Fistandantalus

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 1:48 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • To avoid a bitter eggplant, pick out a female one. On the stem if there are prickers that is a male eggplant, avoid it if you can. Yes there are male and female eggplants.

    It is very healthy for you. You can just slice it, sprinkle garlic salt and put on olive oil baking pan. It is great tasting. You can put cheese and red spaghetti sauce on it like veal parm. Happy eating. Instead of veal use the eggplant in its place.
    Heartprints143

    Answer by Heartprints143 at 1:54 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

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