I love eggplant. Here is one of my favorite ways to make it:
After peeling it and slicing it into 1/2 inch slices, I bake my eggplant in a medium oven (350 degrees Fahrenheit) after brushing it lightly with olive oil on both sides. By brushing, I mean swishing it lightly with a tiny bit of oil. Then I salt and pepper it and sprinkle it with basil. I bake it for 20 to 30 minutes until it is done enough for my liking.
At this point, the surface is usually drier, but the flesh is moist beneath the surface. I like to serve it with marinara sauce, cheese, and pasta...or just eat it as is.
A little bit Ginger. A little bit Mary Ann.