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How to prevent eggplant having a tough or rubbery texture

Make sure your initial cooking is reasonably fast and hot, and from there just cook it until it's soft enough for your tastes. Many vegetables firm up when cooked at lower temperatures, especially in ...
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How to prevent eggplant having a tough or rubbery texture

You need a minimum cooking time and water for it to be cooked thoroughly. You mentioned that once they turned out tough and chewy: then they were not cooked fully through. Vegetables are not like ...
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How can I tell an eggplant is not bitter and very seedy?

Eggplants become bitter as they mature so your best bet is to buy freshly picked eggplants and to use them as soon as you can. Look for a full-size eggplant with a glossy and firm purple. Once an ...
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Is it necessary to peel aubergine?

It depends. The skin of aubergines can sometimes be a bit hard after preparation, especially if you are working with older fruit and apply dry heat (e.g. grilling). During cooking, the skin should ...
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Freezing burnt aubergine flesh

Freezing always softens vegetables, including cooked ones. For baba ghanouj I don’t think it would matter since you’re mincing/pureeing it anyway. Dehydration isn’t a major concern as long as you ...
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How to prevent eggplant having a tough or rubbery texture

I cook with eggplant very often. Nearly always I microwave them first, either whole or in pieces, for up to ten minutes at about 750w. This leaves them soft and less bitter, and ready for browning in ...
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How can I tell an eggplant is not bitter and very seedy?

There are many varieties of eggplant. So that's one place to start. Chinese eggplant, the long, narrow, purple ones, generally have few seeds and are not bitter. However, that is one of, I don't ...
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Baked eggplant is bitter - is there a way to fix it?

I was roasting cubed eggplant and cherry tomatoes in the oven. Took one out to taste it and it was very BITTER! I did not have time to salt them first before cooking. I removed them from the ...
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Baked eggplant is bitter - is there a way to fix it?

Some extra salt will help hide the bitterness, but obviously that only goes so far before it's too salty.
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How to fry eggplant with less oil?

I experimented with salting and brining. Brining the cut-up pieces of aubergine for a few hours gives by far the best results. This methods gets rid of the bitter taste, and even takes care of the ...
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How to prevent eggplant having a tough or rubbery texture

I cooked two eggplants earlier today, both very large, in halfs. The two larger slices came out rubbery and inedible, and the other two, (smaller) were cooked through and through and came out soft ...
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How to prevent eggplant having a tough or rubbery texture

I find for eggplant parm, slicing thin is the key. If too thick can be tough and rubbery...awful and inedible.
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Is it possible to freeze Eggplant Parmesan? If so, better to freeze before or after baking?

I have had success breading eggplant and freezing it raw. You can then fry the eggplant (no need to even thaw) when it is time to construct your dish. With a little pre-prepared sauce in the freezer ...
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