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3/28/13 3:38 P

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You can sprinkle salt on them (after you cut them open). This will draw a liquid out that you can rinse off. I, myself though, have never had a problem with a bitter eggplant. Let us know what you try and if it works.

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3/28/13 11:20 A

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Try peeling it, cutting it into pieces and soaking about 30 minutes in heavy salt water.
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3/28/13 9:09 A

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I cut my eggplant up and sauteed in water...never tasted bitter

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3/27/13 9:29 P

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Interesting ideas. I'll remember them for the summer when I usually buy eggplant. These looked good so I thought I'd take a chance.

Nothing I can do to my current eggplant? I was hoping to mash it into a dip.

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3/27/13 6:29 P

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wow - that sounds good DMK!

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I add sweetness to eggplant by cubing the eggplant and an apple and roasting them together until they are both very soft. I mash them both together and either use it as a side dish or as a sandwich spread.

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I've always thought the bitterness was brought about because they weren't fully ripe. If I let mine sit on the counter for a few days, and feel that they've softened up a bit, that's when I cook with them. I usually don't have a problem. I've used them in Vegan lasagne and slice them very thin. Or, use them in Caponata and in that case they are slightly cooked in olive oil. I hope this helps you. Good luck! Pat

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I bought 5 small eggplant that looked good but I think I'm going to toss them out unless anyone here can offer a suggestion. I'm about to give up! I grilled them, drained them, salted them, drained them some more. After a day, they are still bitter. Any ideas?


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