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Eggplant

mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
edited 6:04PM in EggHead Forum
A friend of mine, new egger, is desperate to turn out a good grilled eggplant. I've never grilled an eggplant so not much help here.

Any advice to pass on?

mShark
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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Just slice into 1/2" slices, brush with olive oil, salt, pepper and grill direct. -RP
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Slice,coat with a "light" salting,let stand 10-15 mins,pat dry,toss in EVOO and spices/seasonings of choice,coat with seasoned panko breadcrumbs,indirect 350 dome on a rack in a small pan.I like to hit em with a little Marinara and Mozz cheeze at the end.Good Eats! ;)
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  • EgglecticEgglectic Posts: 95
    edited August 2011
    n/m
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    If you like the Asian,try the white ones! ;)
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  • EgglecticEgglectic Posts: 95
    edited August 2011
    n/m
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Gretel.They don't get very big but MY-O-MY they are tastee!I'll try to remember to post pics.We got TONS of em! ;)
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  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 882
    My favorite is brushing with garlic infused olive oil and grilling direct until soft. At the end sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese. Remove when cheese is beginning to brown. You can also cut it in half, brush with oil and bake it until it collapses. At the same time grill some onion slices and a few garic cloves. When they are all done and cooled off scoop out the flesh and put it all in food processor with a few peeled fresh tomatoes and parsley and whatever herbs you like and some olive oil. That makes a nice spread for pita or naan or crackers. Salt and pepper to taste.
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  • lencolenco Posts: 3
    Thanks for the eggplant prep idea. But I'm a real BGE newbie and don't know what the temp setting should be...also how long. And when you say "grill direct", does that mean with the top open?
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  • lencolenco Posts: 3
    Thanks for the eggplant recipe. Looks great, but as a newbie, I'm not familiar with the vocabulary. Can you tell me what is EVOO?
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,377
    mollyshark wrote:
    Any advice to pass on?

    mShark

    Yes. "Good eggplant" is an oxymoron. ;)
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,320
    Monica,

    As Hoss said, she needs to salt them before grilling. I let them sit about half an hour and blot dry with a paper towel. Great with roasted peppers, onion, provolone and grilled portabellas on a ciabatta. Lasagna is great too.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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