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. – Ecnerwal May 30 '16 at 1:53

Some extra salt will help hide the bitterness, but obviously that only goes so far before it's too salty.


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 '16 at 8:10

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