Eggplants

@Satenik (102)
Armenia
July 30, 2010 2:29am CST
I love eggplants. I make different dish with eggplants. I fry them, cook them with other vegetables, toast them and prepare with eggs. What do you make with eggplants? Any interesting recipes? Please, share your cooking talents.
12 responses
@Luvers (170)
• United States
30 Jul 10
what do eggplants tast like ?
@Satenik (102)
• Armenia
2 Aug 10
Try it some time, you will know.
@iquincy (15)
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
Hi Satenik... happy hearing from an eggplant lover same as me :D by the way, have you been tried to fried an eggplant with Mayo or Soy sauce? it taste good :D I also love Eggplant Salad with Coco Milk mixed with lots of spices.
@Satenik (102)
• Armenia
30 Jul 10
Hi iquincy. I haven't tried it the way you say but I will. Thanks.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
I love eggplants too. My husband like eggplant omelette. He likes it very much that's why I also have eggplants in my cart everyday. We like to make omelette and just fry the eggplant. We cook it the easiest way we can.
@Satenik (102)
• Armenia
30 Jul 10
Thanks a lot. I think eggplants are good any way you make them.
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
30 Jul 10
Hi enen I like the same. Yesterday we fried few of them by cutting coins like and wast tastier. Few receeipes: Directions for Eggplant Parmesan 1) Wash eggplant and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices. Dip into beaten eggs then dredge with seasoned bread crumbs. Place slices on a plate and chill for 30 to 45 minutes. Heat about 1/8-inch of oil in a heavy skillet. Fry eggplant on both sides until golden brown and crispy. Drain well on paper towels. In a saucepan, heat tomato sauce, basil, and oregano. Spread 1/3 of the sauce in a greased 12x8x2-inch baking dish. Layer half of the eggplant, half of the mozzarella cheese slices, another 1/3 of the sauce, and half the Parmesan. Repeat layers. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Eggplant Parmesan serves 6. 2) Bring large kettle of water to a boil; remove from heat. Drop in eggplant slices; let stand 5 minutes. Drain eggplant slices; blot dry with paper toweling. Heat oil in nonstick skillet; brown eggplant on both sides. In a bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and tomato sauce. Spread a little tomato sauce mixture over the bottom of a 9-inch square shallow baking dish. Arrange eggplant sliced in layers with mozzarella cheese. Pour remaining sauce mixture over the eggplant and cheese; top with bread crumbs. Bake eggplant Parmesan at 350° for 50 minutes, or until bubbly. These are a few acquired ones. You can try and let me know. Regards, Thank-s
@Satenik (102)
• Armenia
30 Jul 10
I guess the first one is just for me because I love cheese as well as eggplants. Thanks a lot.
@oldchem1 (8145)
30 Jul 10
In the UK we call the 'eggplant' 'aubergine', I love them in moussaka and griddled on the barbecue just sprinkled with some olive oil. My favourite recipe with aubergine is aubergine fritters - slices of aubergine battered and deep fried - naughty as regards the waistline but certainly really delicious!!
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
Hi, Satenik I love eggplant salad where the eggplants are steamed, peeled and mixed with red onions, tomatoes, vinegar and seasoned with salt and pepper. One of my favorite salads. I also like steamed eggplants and dipped in shrimp paste. Simple but tastes really really good. Have a nice day!
• Brazil
31 Jul 10
One thing that i like in eggplants: They make great Lasagnas
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
my favorite thing to do with eggplants is to stuff them with ground pork or beef. first I boil them until soft, peel but keep the stems on. saute ground meat with onions and garlic, salt and pepper to taste. let it cool for a while then slit your boiled eggplants, lengthwise. then stuff them with the sauteed meat. beat two eggs, pour them over the stuffed eggplants, then fry. really really yummy.
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
Eggplants can be served as a salad too. You boil the veggie and then spill the boiled water, drain the eggplants. Peal them and minced till it's almost smooth. If you prefer to remove the seeds, you may do so. Put in a little salt and pepper to taste then add in 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise and mix altogether. Prepare a tiny diced-onion and then also combine with the eggplant. Mix altogether and sprinkle with grated cheese on top. Hope this would be another great appetizer for you, make it a perfect match with roasted fish or pork.
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
Eggplant is famous here as the main ingredient for "pakbet" a native delicacy that usually served regularly at northern Philippines, (Ilokanos and Pangasineses), it is cooked/mix with other vegetables such as okra, bitter melon (ampalaya) and mix with a special fish sauce called "bagoong" somewhat similar to kimchi of the Koreans. The taste is very revered by the local folks but it will be challenge to foreigners taste. Like any other Philippine cuisine it is best served with rice. We also like to cook eggplants (talong - locally called)in beated eggs which we normally serve on breakfast (like omelet) it is tasty to dip it on banana ketchup. I like also to cook sinigang ( a sour dish usually beef/pork or fish cooked in tamarind) with chops of eggplants. I like to eat eggplant from time to time.. even though I have some allergies of some variety of the vegetable..LOL..
@bokal2703 (803)
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
My mom prepares it in "adobo" way...she first fry the eggplant, then she sauté it in garlic, onions, and add on soy sauce, then vinegar, let it simmer for a while without stirring. It is best served with rice of course. =) Another recipe for eggplant that my mom usually prepare is eggplant salad. Boil the eggplant, then shred it and mix it with diced green mango, tomatoes, onions, and shrimp paste. You can add salted egg if you want. It is great side dish for fried fish or fried pork...yummy!
@bokal2703 (803)
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
My mom prepares it in "adobo" way...she first fry the eggplant, then she sauté it in garlic, onions, and add on soy sauce, then vinegar, let it simmer for a while without stirring. It is best served with rice of course. =) Another recipe for eggplant that my mom usually prepare is eggplant salad. Boil the eggplant, then shred it and mix it with diced green mango, tomatoes, onions, and shrimp paste. You can add salted egg if you want. It is great side dish for fried fish or fried pork...yummy!