Do I have to throw away bitter eggplant after I have baked it? Can something be done or do I have to throw it away?
IME, peel it beforehand is the only way that works.– EcnerwalMay 30, 2016 at 1:53
Some extra salt will help hide the bitterness, but obviously that only goes so far before it's too salty.
Try Chinese eggplant next time. Very little or no bitteress. They are the long and thin one usually found at Asian groceries.
1While this might be good advice for next time, how does it help now?– gnickoFeb 20, 2022 at 2:05
As already baked, I don't think so, it is possible to remove the bitterness. But you can make a curry (check some Indian recopies) with baked eggplant. It may help.
To avoid this problem in future: Cut the eggplant in a salty water. Then drain it and bake it. Salt water will reduce its bitterness.
[edited based on the comment. Thanks Stephie]
The question clearly asks for dealing with bitterness after baking. While I agree that your method works in raw eggplants and hence helps *next time the asker prepares them, it does not solve the problem at hand.– Stephie ♦May 30, 2016 at 8:10