Do you love eggplant?

Canada
June 26, 2008 10:44am CST
I was just thinkning about all the ways to cook an eggplant. I mean, you can make it into a salad, you can bake it, there are all kinds of things you can do. If you can eggplant, what is your favourite way of cooking it.
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@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
I usually use eggplant in a stir fry. However, one of my friends gave me a square of what she called baked ziti. It is pasta coated with sticky tomato sauce and it had a layer of ground roasted eggplant mixed with other spices and herbs on top. It was baked in a lasagna pan and cut into squares. It was so deliicious. She is bringing me another slice tomorrow.
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• Canada
26 Jun 08
Okay? Did it have meat in the lasagna? Is it lasagna? Maybe you can learn from her?
• Canada
27 Jun 08
It is not Lasagna. It is baked ziti. Ziti are short fat pasta tubes. It was baked in a lasagna pan, had no meat in it, the top layer was this thick layer of ground up eggplant with other herbs and spices. I definitely will ask her how she prepared it. It was so good.
@gtdonna (1740)
26 Jun 08
Yep love eggplants. I cook it as a stew chipped in small pieces and cooked with chicken, I grill it, bake it, stuff it...just love it no matter what way it is cooked. Many people do not like it because they say it scratches their mouth
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• Canada
26 Jun 08
Scratches their mouth? How? If you cook it right, the skin is soft it just melts in your mouth. If you can't cook like that, then just remove the skin before cooking.
@gtdonna (1740)
26 Jun 08
Its not the skin is the seed...where I come from eggplant have the seed inside, but I have also seen seedless ones...and most times we do remove the skin
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I like eggplant,dipped in batter and fried,I then top it with sour cream!It's also good in Lasagna used in place of the meat. And the old Fav. Eggplant Parmesan! Those are my 3 favorites! Got my mouth watering! LOL! tdemex
• Canada
26 Jun 08
Wow. I never heard of those 3 methods before. Got to try them sometime.
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Don't forget when you use it for these methods you have to salt the slices first to draw the moisture out so they will be firm and very flavorful! Cooks.com is a recipe rich resource that I use! Check them out!!!