Common questions

Should you peel eggplant before cooking?

Should you peel eggplant before cooking?

Do you have to peel eggplant before you cook it? You don’t. If your eggplant is young, tender, and on the small side, the nutrient-rich skin can probably be left on for skillet frying or braising. Otherwise, peel the skin and then slice or cube the flesh.

How do you reduce the bitterness in eggplant?

Salt it. Regardless, sprinkling a good amount of salt over eggplant slices or cubes before they’re cooked does draw out some of its moisture and lessens the bitterness. Let them sit for about an hour and then lightly rinse some of the salt off before cooking.

What foods go well with eggplant?

What to cook with eggplants: classic pairings

  • With garlic.
  • With sesame.
  • With herbs.
  • With lamb.
  • With red wine.
  • With chocolate.
  • With Goat’s cheese.
  • With Nutmeg and Cinnamon.

What are good recipes for eggplant?

Directions Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Slice eggplants lengthwise ½” thick into long “steaks.” Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Place eggplants on grill and cook until tender, but not falling apart, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place on a serving platter.

What is the best way to cook eggplant?

Roasting brings out rich, intense flavor from eggplant. It’s also a good way to cook it that involves little oil. You can roast whole eggplants by placing them on a baking sheet, with the skin on, and roast at 400 degrees until the eggplants get shriveled and soft.

How do you make eggplant?

Directions Make eggplant: Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, combine oil, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Grill eggplants until tender and slightly charred, about 3 minutes per side. Top grilled eggplants with feta and parsley, then squeeze lemon juice over.

What are good side dishes for eggplant?

Eggplant parmesan can be a meal all by itself. However, if you want to add some side dishes to go along with eggplant parm here are some ideas: – Spaghetti w/ sauce. – Meatballs. – French bread. – Salad w/ Ceasar or Italian dressing. – Pasta. – Asparagus.

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