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Old 12-02-2008, 09:10 AM   #1
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Aubergines (eggplant)

Ok if you only want to use say a quarter of an aubergine can you cover in clingfilm and use the rest another day.

Can aubergine only be steamed or fryed not boiled ?

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Old 12-02-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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aubergines = eggplants, to those of us in the west.

nick, the cling wrap will help, but it will still discolor a bit.

i guess it could be boiled, but i'd definitely marinate it or flavor it in some way afterwards.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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Baked on pizza topping?
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:21 AM   #4
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I wouldn't personally boil them. You can bake them as well. You could chop them up and include them in another dish.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:38 AM   #5
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Boiling - or even steaming - would be my very last cooking choices for aubergine/eggplant. Other than those two, this versatile vegetable can be happily & tastily baked, roasted, broiled, fried, stirfried, sauteed, etc., etc., etc.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:48 AM   #6
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Hey, Nick........how are you???

My personal favorites are broiled and grilled........makes a great substitute for meat along with portobello mushrooms for a vegan meal .........fried with some parmesan cheese is wonderful, too......I like the small ones (Japanese) but the large ones will do, too, though I do sweat those with salt to get out the bitter juices first....
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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cheers for that are u a vegan expat
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:58 AM   #8
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Not a vegan, Nick, but I have many vegan recipes and try to serve them a few times a week......family really likes them and eggplant is one of our favorites........:):)
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:59 PM   #9
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Eggplant or aubergine is so versatile. I like to make Baingan Bharta (baingan is what we call eggplant in India).

It's basically Eggplant that is roasted, you get rid of the skin and seeds, rough chop it and then cook it with onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and indian spices. You finish it with some plain yogurt, garnish with cilantro and enjoy with naan or roti.

It also is good in baba ghanoush which is a very popular middle eastern salad. In addition in India we stuff baby eggplants with spices and nuts and then cook them. It's a very versatile vegetable.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:13 PM   #10
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I love, love, love eggplant/aubergine Parmesan. I also have a recipe, somewhere, for a lasagna-like recipe substituting eggplant for the noodles. Oh, so good.

Eggplant can be a very versatile veggie.
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