You don't need to wash the eggplant. Remove the stem and cut the eggplant into slices or cubes. If you want to stuff the eggplant, don't remove the stem so you have a better grip. The peel should not be removed for any preparation, it contains the most valuable nutrients. Although eggplants have a short preparation time, they cannot be eaten raw.
Cooked: 5 minutes
Microwave: 7 minutes
Grilled: 4 – 5 minutes
Cmoldered: approx. 20 minutes
Steamed: approx. 8 minutes
Buying and storage
What should I bear in mind when buying?
When buying an eggplant, it should have a untouched and smooth peel with a matted finish. The stem should be fresh and green. The eggplant should yield when pressed.
How do I store eggplants?
Do not store eggplants in the refrigerator, this will change their color. Store the vegetable in a cool place, so ripening can be continued in a natural way, for example in the storeroom. That way you can preserve them for a few days.
Dishes with onions, tomato, pepper and Italian herbs
Eggplant slices steamed in white wine with garlic, thyme and parsley
Slices in batter and deep fried
Stuffed with minced meat or rice and even stewed with tomato sauce
Elongated slice, brushed with (olive) oil and grilled in the oven