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Whenever i tried to roast eggplants on the oven, it takes more time to clean than to cook. Any suggestions?


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You are poking the skin before you bake them, right? Otherwise you'll have lots of clean up (and little eggplant left intact). –  kevins Sep 23 '10 at 13:09

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Here's a possible alternative. Maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but I find one of the best ways to prepare eggplant is to slice into about 1cm or 1/2in thick slices, optionally do the salt-and-wait-to-get-the-liquid-out-then-pat-dry song and dance routine, then lightly oil them and cook on my searing hot cast iron stovetop griddle.

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What is taking so long to clean, your sheet pan? Put a sheet of parchment paper underneath the eggplant.

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That's the only thing I could think of... I roast eggplants all the time and have never found it to be cleanup-intensive. –  Michael at Herbivoracious Sep 23 '10 at 4:53

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