Aubergines; is there any point?

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by angular, Feb 13, 2012.

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  1. Has anyone got a recipe for an aubergine that enhances or brings out the flavour of the aubergine itself? Or is it just a big purple thing you can eat, but without any meaningful value?
  2. Slice them about 1cm thick, salt them, after an hour wash and dry them, cook them on a griddle with olive oil, pepper and maybe a bit of chilli, eat them with crusty bread.
  3. Brinjal Bhaji.
  4. Soggy4978

    Soggy4978 Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    It's just a big fat purple thing you can eat. No flavour and the bastard doesn't even have the decency to contain any vitamins or anything. Having said that, the missus eats them all the time but, then again, she's a vegetarian and so clearly isn't too worried about flavour, protein, etc.
  5. Chuck them in a bin along with courgettes and buy something that has some flavour. They are good enough for Greeks mind.
  6. Orrible orrible veggy thing,,it squeaks on your teeth and is almost tasteless,,you can coat with olive oil,black pepper,small pinch of celery salt then either BBQ,Grill or Dry Fry........
  7. The prickles on fresh courgettes make them an interesting and novel sex toy. Otherwise, you're right courgettes are shite. Aubergines are lush though.
  8. Baba ganoush. Top stuff, but takes some effort to make.
  9. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Make a great layer separator in moussaka.

    Slice, drain, salt then lightly fry the slices, add layer of meat sauce/aubergine/meat/etc topping off with cheese sauce. Loverly.

    Alternately do it the Italian way, slice aubergines thinly, dry, salt fry lightly then throw all of them in the bucket and use fresh pasta - lasagne. :)
  10. is this the same as an egg - plant ? I thought they were air rifle targets.
  11. Yes, but only one, this one is in Urdu, but you get the idea (if not, simply type "Bahrta" in to youtube / google):

  12. Fried in chogey style batter, (sadly not fanny batter) as a pakora, (Bhaji) very nice!
  13. I don't like them...they make the roof of my mouth go all odd.
  14. Melanzane alla parmigiana - great if you've got vegetable people coming to dinner.

    Slace, salt, wash, dry and fry the aubergines, then layer them in a dish with a nice rich tomato-onion-basil sauce, put some grated Parmesan (the fresh stuff that smells of schoolgirl changing-rooms, not the pre-grated filth in a box that smells like Satan's dirty sock bag with white-cider-puke mixed in) between each layer, then put some fresh Buffalo Mozzarella on top, bake for about 30 mins at 180.

    Vegetarian nosh that normal people can eat without nipping into the kitchen for a sustaining meat pie halfway through.