Because of its firm texture and flavor, vegetarians often use eggplant as a meat substitute. Everyone can enjoy the versatility and fine taste that eggplant brings to main courses, as well as, light bites. Eggplants have a dark purple skin with creamy flesh.
Selection and Storage:
Select eggplants that are heavy for their size. To store, keep eggplants wrapped in plastic in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator vegetable crisper.
Preparation and Cooking:
Commonly, eggplant is cooked before eating. Always wash before use, and eggplant can be peeled or cooked with peel on. Eggplant Parmesan is a favorite eggplant dish, and as mentioned before, makes a great substitute for beef.