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Old 07-29-2016, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Thank you! This sounds really good. Lots of butter and cream and cheese - what's not to like? LOL. I'm wondering if the trick to getting it to taste better, is the soaking. I'm excited to try this out. Thanks again :-)

And thank you everyone else. I'll look up those recipes, too.
Soaking it is supposed to get the bitterness out of the eggplant.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Moussaka.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: FL.
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My favorite way is pretty much just eggplant, but many people that don't like it will eat it this way. Peel, slice 1/4" thick, dip in beaten agg, then dredge in seasoned Italian breadcrumbs. Fry in olive oil on medium heat in a skillet, both sides, sprinkling with grated Parmesan cheese after flipping over.
I love it this way, didn't when I was a kid but have now for the last 40 years :-)
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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know what you mean about waste, but I have tried it about everyway imaginable and the only good way is to waste it. If it was free who cares? To me eggplant is sorta like okra; people who like it, love it, those who don't can't even think of serving or eating it. I actually have found a couple ways to eat and enjoy okra.
LOL, so true! Honestly, I decided that before it went bad, I gave it to my neighbor who was actually excited to have it.

I think the bottom line is - I don't like eggplant. There are few things I don't like, but, if I have to smother something with cheese and sauce - that's a clue. Like liver. Or duck. Yes, I can cook it in a way to make you forget it's liver or duck (had a hunter husband), but that doesn't mean that I ever actually liked it :-)
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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LOL, so true! Honestly, I decided that before it went bad, I gave it to my neighbor who was actually excited to have it.

I think the bottom line is - I don't like eggplant. There are few things I don't like, but, if I have to smother something with cheese and sauce - that's a clue. Like liver. Or duck. Yes, I can cook it in a way to make you forget it's liver or duck (had a hunter husband), but that doesn't mean that I ever actually liked it :-)
yep, some people love it, I tried, I don't and I too feel that way about a lot of wild game (not duck so much) dad hunted, so does my son in law, but that doesn't mean I love to cook or eat what love to bring home. I am not a picky eater at all.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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know what you mean about waste, but I have tried it about everyway imaginable and the only good way is to waste it. If it was free who cares? To me eggplant is sorta like okra; people who like it, love it, those who don't can't even think of serving or eating it. I actually have found a couple ways to eat and enjoy okra.
Eggplant is not one of my favorites EXCEPT in Chinese or Thai restaurants when they cook it with spicy garlic sauce. Extra spicy please. It's always the sweeter, nicer Japanese eggplants. I order it frequently.

I've cooked it at home a few times, but DH doesn't care for it at all (unless he doesn't realize he's eating eggplant at someone else's house), and I'm not so enamored that I need to push the issue.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:28 PM
 
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I'm glad I'm not the only one. I also was married to a hunter. I didn't like it all, either. Most of it, I liked fine if I could smother it in gravy or tomato sauce LOL. The exception was elk. Everything else was too gamey for me.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:41 PM
 
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Slice it in one-half inch circles, salt both sides and let stand for 20-30 min. Rinse, drain and pat dry. Dip in beaten egg thinned with a little milk and then in finely crushed saltine crackers. For extra crunchy dip again. Brown in equal parts of butter and vegetable oil until fork tender. Drain on paper towels.


You can serve it as a snack with a little side of ranch dressing if you'd like.


This is how I introduced my DH and later our children to eggplant and they love it. Of course even cardboard would taste good dipped in cracker crumbs and fried in butter.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Of course even cardboard would taste good dipped in cracker crumbs and fried in butter.
LOL, so true!
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:07 AM
 
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I really hate eggplant. It is something about the texture. I have tried it to make sure I really hated it and wasn't biased from a bad eggplant experience. I wouldn't try to make one taste good unless I was stranded on an eggplant island.

If it were me I would use it as a decoration because they are beautiful to look at. People buy cut flowers that wilt and die but they enjoy them while they last.
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