Saturday, February 25, 2012

Eggplant tip

Many people like Eggplant. There are several varieties and sizes.  Most will need some attention before you do anything with them.  I recommend that you wash the Eggplant and then slice in 1/2 inch slices.  Place a layer of in a colander and salt.  Follow with another layer until all the eggplant is used.  Place a plate on top with a weight such as a 2 cans of tomatoes or a pot.  put a bowl under the colander and let it sit for about 1 - 1/2 hours.  What will happen is that salt will draw out the bitter juices and make your Eggplant much more enjoyable.  Discard the juice and rinse the Eggplant thoroughly to get the salt off.  Place the Eggplant slices on paper towels and pat dry.  I sometimes do this the day before. If I do I will roll the slices up in paper towels. (this take some paper towels  as you want to have each slice in contact with the towel.)  I place the slices in the towels in a bowl, cover with plastic an put in the refrigerator.  The next day they are ready when I am ready to cook.