Eggplant Recipes plus Storage and Purchase Tips!

Get ready for gardening season. Eggplant Recipes, buying and storage tips!

 

It’s harvest season for most backyard gardens on the east coast. It’s such a bummer that ours hasn’t given us the best yield this summer. We had some family stuff come up that had us away for several days and even a few days unattended wasn’t good for the weed control. Plus, we had so many critter problems this year. Oh well, there’s always next year. I can say our green bean harvest was awesome. We are still waiting for tomatoes to turn red and enjoyed the first one tonight on sandwiches.

Luckily, we have a farmer’s market a few minutes away that we can visit every Friday. Supporting the local farmers is important to us and I like knowing where my produce is coming from.

Eggplant was on our farmer’s market list this week, even though I wasn’t really sure how I was going to prepare it.  Eggplant can be prepared in many ways. Recipes can be found for baked, grilled, roasted, microwave and fried.  I decided to  put together a few buying and storage tips and found a few recipes from some stellar bloggers to try out.

Eggplant Recipes

Purchase and Storing Tips

  • Good quality eggplant should be firm, dark- colored, a shiny skin & relatively light for its size .
  • Size & shape will vary from small to round & round to egg shaped.
  • Avoid eggplant that is soft, discolored or bruised.
  • Eggplant should be stored uncut, unwashed in the refrigerator.You can  keep eggplant sealed in a bag inside the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Does your family eat eggplant? Do you have any tried and true recipes to share? I would love to hear from you!

Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
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