• Eggplant
  • Eggplant
  • Eggplant

Preparation tips

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.

Preparation time

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.

Serving suggestions

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

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