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How to Cook Eggplant

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Published on May 20, 2010

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Eggplant is a delicious, hearty, and versatile food. One of the easiest and most satisfying ways to prepare eggplant is to fry it up.

Step 1: Top and peel eggplant
Cut the top from the eggplant with a kitchen knife, and then peel the skin off with a paring knife.

Step 2: Slice the eggplant
Slice the eggplant into ½-inch slices.

Step 3: Place in colander
Place the eggplant slices in your colander and sprinkle them with salt, making sure to cover every slice. Then weigh down the eggplant with a large pot for at least one hour to flatten it.

Tip
Spread the slices on a towel and pat them dry before frying

Step 4: Fry the eggplant
Fry the eggplant in vegetable oil in a large frying pan until the slices are golden brown.

Step 5: Transfer back to colander
Replace the fried slices to the colander and serve as a nutritious side dish.

Did You Know?
Eggplant is a fruit, and is classified botanically as a berry.

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