How to Cook Eggplant or Aubergine
Eggplants, called aubergines in the UK, are one of the most versatile and delicious vegetables to use in cooking. It can be cooked into many varied and rich options, making eggplant an excellent choice for a starter, main course or side dish. Moreover, it is very nutritious, low in calories and rich in fiber, iron and antioxidants.
Do you want make eggplant a part of your diet but don't know how to cook them? Here at oneHOWTO we'll explain how to cook eggplant or aubergine with the most delicious recipes for this veggie.
Undoubtedly, the most popular way to cook eggplant is filling it with meat or tuna. Stuffed eggplant or aubergine is a wholesome and nutritious option that can be served as a main course and it is ideal for the whole family, especially for children who do not like eating vegetables.
If you want to cook eggplants as a delicious starter, then of course having them battered and fried is an excellent alternative. It is a perfect choice to serve before dinner, accompanied by a good homemade tomato sauce.
Take a look at our breaded eggplant recipe and learn how to make it in a matter of minutes.
You can also serve pickled eggplant on toast. It can be stored for a very long time, and it's a perfect light snack.
Another perfect alternative to cook eggplants as a nourishing and delicious entree that will leave everyone licking their fingers is Neapolitan aubergines. This recipe combines this vegetable with Mediterranean ingredients like tomatoes, anchovies and garlic to create a rich and balanced dish.
Do you love ham and cheese Milanesas (breaded fillets or patties), but don't have any meat at home to make them? No problem! You can rely on this plant instead and cook some delicious aubergine patties that will surprise everyone.
This is a creative and very wholesome way to enjoy this vegetable with a different recipe, and children especially are sure to love it.
If you want to cook aubergine in perfect Greek-style, why not make a moussaka? You can make an exquisite aubergine pie that is 100% vegetarian, with tofu for a flavorsome alternative. And if tofu is not your thing, you can make a simple aubergine pie with ham and cheese, a classic recipe for both adults and children.
And to finish off our list of good ways to cook eggplants, don't miss out on one of the most typical recipes in Catalan cuisine: escalivada, a dish of roasted vegetables. It is a combination of roasted eggplant, onions and red peppers and is an excellent side to fish and meat. The best thing about this recipe is that you do not have to do much, just put whole vegetables into the oven and that's it!
This is how to cook eggplant or aubergine. If you have any tips or ideas, do tell us in the comments section!
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- Make eggplant a part of your diet and enjoy its countless benefits.
- You can eat eggplant skin if you like. In fact, roasted and grilled eggplant cooks better with skin.