One eggplant Parmesan recipe calls for 3 medium eggplants, cut into rounds about 1/3-inch thick, 3 1/4 teaspoons of salt, 5 pounds of plum tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 large, finely chopped cloves of garlic. The recipe serves eight.
Whole Foods Market offers an easy recipe for eggplant Parmesan designed to feed four people. The only ingredients needed are the eggplant, eggs, panko breadcrumbs, extra virgin olive oil, prepared tomato sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
Prevention features a healthy version of eggplant Parmesan at its website that uses fresh plum tomatoes instead of prepared tomato sauce, and eliminates bread crumbs. Allrecipes.com features an easy-to-make healthy version that uses low-fat mozzarella cheese, spaghetti sauce and whole wheat bread cr
When cooking eggplant, first peel the tough skin off in a striped fashion, leaving strips of skin behind to hold the flesh together when cooking. An eggplant should be appropriately salted before cooking to remove the bitter juices and collapse any air pockets.
Eggplant has several health benefits and is good for human consumption. It is a fat-free, high-fiber vegetable that contains antioxidants and nutrients that help with metabolism and brain health.
Start planting eggplant seeds indoors, and plant them outdoors in a sunny outdoor spot once outside temperatures have warmed to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Add compost to the soil after tilling it.
To grow an eggplant, start the seeds indoors, transplant the seedlings to a sunny location, pinch off the terminal growing points, water and fertilize the plants, stake the plants and pinch off buds. You need containers with potting soil, a trowel, seeds, stakes, water and fertilizer.
Eggplant can be easily frozen for future use, and freezing is the recommended way to preserve the vegetable long-term. Eggplant can be frozen using the blanching method, or it can be frozen after being cooked.
The skin of eggplants can generally be eaten, although larger eggplants can have tougher skins that may not be flavorful. Thicker skin should be peeled before cooking.
Dogs can eat eggplant, but the leaves and stems of the plant can be harmful. If served, access and portions need to be limited to avoid health issues.