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Old 10-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Eggplant safety - dark interior

I was planning on making a recipe tonight with eggplant, the first time I've ever cooked with eggplant, and when I sliced into it to cut it up, the flesh was sort of dark-ish and had quite a few seeds in it. Will it still be okay to cook with (it would be going in a bolognese-type sauce)? If not... would it not taste quite right, or would there be a potential for getting sick from it?

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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I was planning on making a recipe tonight with eggplant, the first time I've ever cooked with eggplant, and when I sliced into it to cut it up, the flesh was sort of dark-ish and had quite a few seeds in it. Will it still be okay to cook with (it would be going in a bolognese-type sauce)? If not... would it not taste quite right, or would there be a potential for getting sick from it?
Sounds like you have a female eggplant. Slice it and salt it. Then press it in a colander. Leave it there for a couple of hours. That will take out the bitter juices. Then use it as you planned. Eggplant has a yellowish/tan flesh. That is natural.
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And lots of seeds, they are edible!
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