Eggplant: Main Image

Preparation, Uses, & Tips

If the eggplant is young, the skin is edible. As the eggplant ages, the skin becomes bitter and may require peeling. The flesh discolors rapidly, so cut eggplant just before cooking. Slice eggplant, salt it, and let it “weep” for 20 minutes to remove any bitter flavor. Cube it and bake in a tomato sauce with onions, garlic, and fresh oregano.

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