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Could a non-bitter eggplant become bitter after cooking?

I've seen a couple of questions here, that touch the issue of aubergine bitterness: How do you make sure aubergine doesn't go bitter when cooking? Rubbing eggplants in salt But nobody writes about ...
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How long will an eggplant salad hold in the fridge? [duplicate]

I made an eggplant salad containing baked eggplants, olive oil, lemon juice, Tehini paste, galic, salt, fresh herbs, etc (no mayonnaise or dairy products) . How many days do you think it will keep in ...
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How to preserve eggplants/brinjals?

How can eggplant be preserved? I would like to preserve it for a month or more, if possible.
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How to cook the eggplant in trader joe's eggplant roll style?

I want to learn how to make similar style eggplant roll. I cook eggplant many times, but I have no clue how to make the eggplant moist but not wet. I see the eggplant in trader joe's eggplant roll, it ...
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Can you prepare eggplant by salting, then baking, then finally rinsing?

In normal eggplant preparation, you salt and rinse first. However, when the eggplant is baked, it continues to release water. This leads me to believe that I could achieve a less bitter and tastier ...
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Is it possible to freeze Eggplant Parmesan? If so, better to freeze before or after baking?

I made a delicious eggplant parmesan dish last night and now my wife wants to repeat it and then freeze it for another occasion. What's the best advice for freezing it? Is it better to freeze it ...
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Roasting an eggplant for “Neapolitan Eggplant Parmesan”

I found this Neapolitan Eggplant Parmesan recipe, which lists roasted eggplant slices as an ingredient. I'm guessing that I wouldn't want to roast it so that it is all mushy as one might do for other ...
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How do I roast eggplants without a gas stove?

There is an Indian dish that requires roasting eggplants on high heat directly on a gas stove until charred, like this: Here's a recipe for the dish. Everything else is fine but I do not have a ...
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Pre-salt eggplant to improve taste? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rubbing eggplants in salt I've heard that salting an eggplant (aubergine) before cooking/frying it is necessary not only to reduce the amount of liquid in the result but ...
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How do you make sure aubergine doesn't go bitter when cooking?

Sometimes aubergine and courgette tastes fine when cooked as is, but other times they are so bitter that they're almost inedible. I've tried dry salting and leaving the slices in salt water beforehand ...
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After you bake eggplant, is it fine to not drain the water?

An eggplant can be baked or grilled; then you peel it. I read that you have to drain it then (e.g. in a colander), even overnight. What if you don't drain the water-does the taste change considerably? ...
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Is there a difference in the taste/seeds of egg-sized eggplants, and long and slim eggplants?

Is there a difference in the taste/seeds of egg sized eggplants or brinjals, and long and slim eggplants or brinjals? They are different in shapes. Is there any other "known/visible" difference?
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What are purple small Brinjals called in English?

There are white and green Brinjals too. Are the purple ones known by some special name?
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Rubbing eggplants in salt

I saw somewhere they rubbed sliced eggplants in salt and leaving them out up to an hour before putting them in the oven. From what I understood it had to do something with the eggplant's bitter ...
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What to do with an aubergine (eggplant) that has gone brown inside?

Sometimes an aubergine that looks fine on the outside has brown meat in the center. Is the aubergine still edible and will it taste ok? Or should I cut away the brown bits or chuck away the whole ...
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What can I do with under-ripe eggplant?

The eggplant in my garden was doing very well up until a hard frost a couple of days ago (it's late December, and this was inevitable). Some of the plants died and I picked the eggplant. I have ...
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What is the 'cleanest' way to roast eggplants indoor?

Whenever i tried to roast eggplants on the oven, it takes more time to clean than to cook. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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What do you call the eggplant cultivar commonly found in American grocery stores?

In this question of mine I didn't know what to call the specific type/species of eggplant that is commonly found in American grocery stores. What is this called? It looks like:
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Can a “regular” eggplant be substituted for a chinese eggplant in a recipe?

I'm going to attempt this hot and sour chinese eggplant recipe which calls for chinese eggplant. However, I only have a "regular" eggplant that you find in the typical American grocery store. Can ...
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What is the name of this eggplant dish that is similar to lasagna?

When I was at school I made an dish that was like a lasagna but replaced the pastry with Eggplant. It also had sliced bocconcini (I think) and was tomato based. Just wondering if anyone knows the ...
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How should eggplant be stored?

I don't know if I should put it in the refrigerator or the pantry. Does it go in the crisper?
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How to make eggplant less oily?

I like to make this recipe with thin spaghetti, Eggplant, fresh tomatoes, and mozzarella. 1 pound of eggplant is sauteed in 1/4 inch deep vegetable oil. When the meal is done it's too oily for my ...
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How to drain zucchini and eggplant

I am making a dish that involves roasted vegetables and couscous. I have often found, though, that the zucchini and eggplant are unpalatably watery after roasting them. I have read that if you salt ...
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Preparing eggplant with less oil

I love cooking with eggplant (or aubergine/brinjal in your specific English flavor). However to get rid of the bitter taste and slightly spongy texture, I end up using huge amounts of olive oil, ...
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My Baba Ghanoush is too watery

I tried cooking Baba Ghanoush for the first time and though tasty I didn't quite get the expected results. It was watery instead of creamy like the ones I had had. I used equal parts of eggplant and ...