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What are some of the things I can do with an eggplant besides grilling or sauteing? Any ideas or suggestions are welcome! Thanks in advance.

asked by Allykat about 7 years ago

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aargersi

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added about 7 years ago

I have made this a slew of times and it absolutely rocks - I end up eating half the baked eggplant slices before they get "parmesaned" so make a lot ...

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added about 7 years ago

I love just baking eggplant halves in the oven like this:
http://thestonesoup.com...
much less oil and super simple

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added about 7 years ago

I make a medley of roasted veggies - cubed eggplant, summer squashes, red onion, sliced garlic, grape tomatoes, cubbed pepper - lots of salt, pepper, some olive oil and maybe one herb. It's wonderful warm or cold.

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added about 7 years ago

Slice thin longways and replace them for lasagna noodles.

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added about 7 years ago

try this curried eggplant bake http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added about 7 years ago

eggplant parmesan is fabulous! I also like to grill, roast, or pan fry sliced eggplant, and then make a sandwich using it along with wheat buns, chevre, and roasted red peppers. Slice thin longways, broil, spread with chevre, top with basil, and roll up for a yummy light meal or appetizer. And too, it is great in lasagna.

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pierino

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added about 7 years ago

Ratatouille comes to mind; where you cook each of the components in separate pans. But you can also use it baked and incorporated into a filling for ravioli/tortelli pasta.

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added about 7 years ago

this Melissa Clark recipe is fantastic if you like lamb with your eggplant:

http://query.nytimes.com...

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added about 7 years ago

Don't have the recipe, but Il Matto, a new Italian restaurant in Tribeca, uses the eggplant as a puff pastry substitute for millefoglie! It was terrific. I am sure a call to Matteo, the chef owner, would be greeted with kindness.

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added about 7 years ago

Hummus, just pop pricked whole aubergines in the oven and roast at 180 for an hour. Once done, let cool and blitz with olive oil, lemon j, scooped roasted aubergine flesh, salt, pepper for an easy dip. I often batch roast them and refrigerate then use them one at a time when I need to. Keeps for a couple of weeks in the fridge

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added about 7 years ago

I cube and then steam mine. It keeps the flavour intact, and doesn't require ridiculous amounts of oil. Sometimes I'll steam it, and then throw it in a pan with some garlic, shallots, and spices and do a kinda steam/stir fry thing. Also delicious!

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added about 7 years ago

I roast them, squeeze the liquid from them and make roasted eggplant soup with them.

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added about 7 years ago

I second the soup idea. It makes a wonderful base...add it to some chicken stock with sauteed zucchini, tomatoes, onion and fresh herbs. Makes a great ratatouille soup! You can also make baba ganoush

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added about 7 years ago

I vote for ratatouille. Make a big batch and divide it into thirds. The first night, eat it as a side dish. The second night, when the flavors have blended and mellowed, serve it atop pasta and sprinkle it with parm-reg, asiago, romano or mozzarella. The third night, use it as a pizza topping, or on Italian sausage sandwiches smothered with mozzarella and toasted.

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added about 7 years ago

This baba ganouj recipe is THE BEST.

http://www.davidlebovitz...

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added about 7 years ago

I sometimes saute cubed eggplant and add it to my bolognese sauce. It is delicious.

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