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Old 09-10-2012, 03:36 AM
 
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Where I come from we have lots of garden eggs. But they are almost always very bitter when you cook them. Any ideas how to make them less bitter without adding sugar?
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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What is a garden egg?
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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What is a garden egg?
It's a white Eggplant. I looked it up.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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Salt.

There are two reasons many people salt eggplant slices heavily and then let them sit for a while before cooking (rinsing off before use) ... first, the salt draws excess water out of the eggplant so it cooks better, and second, because salt neutralizes bitterness.

Here's an interesting experiment if you don't believe that... pour a small glass of tonic water (quinine water) and taste its bitterness. Then add a lot of salt and stir. Taste again. Notice how there is less bitterness? Repeat. At some point the bitterness will almost disappear.

Same with eggplant, or as I mentioned in a different thread, coffee.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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Never had these.

Kalyn's Kitchen: Recipe for Pan-Fried White Eggplant with Onion, Caper, and Herb Sauce
Eggplant Recipes: bonappetit.com
White Eggplant Recipes | Yummly
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