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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Eggplant should be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated. It will last 5-7 days this way.

It can also be frozen 6-8 months with the following process:

  1. Wash eggplant, peel and cut into 1/3 inch slices;
  2. Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for four minutes in 1 gallon of boiling water to which 1/2 cup lemon juice has been added (to prevent discoloration) and chill quickly in ice cold water;
  3. Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.

Source: StillTasty

  • Gah! I should have refreshed new answers first! +1 for being faster than me :) Sep 1, 2010 at 17:30
  • Fast like ninja!
    – hobodave
    Sep 1, 2010 at 17:31

You should store your eggplant in a cool part of your fridge, in a plastic bag or (preferably) wrapped in plastic wrap. It should last for a good week like this.

Alternately you can blanch and freeze it to store for 6-8 months however the texture will be different when you thaw it because the cell walls will have broken down some. If you go this route, I recommend this method (from stilltasty.com)

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