Frying Aubergine 🍆


#1

They call them eggplant here the try hard hippie bastards that Aussies are.

Anyway, am I the only one whose aubergine just soaks up the oil? I love a really nice and soft cooked aubergine from frying but a recipe like Nigel Slater’s cassoulet one says 2 tablespoons of olive oil and it takes me more like 8 to be able to fry the stuff correctly. Otherwise it’s burning up on my Le Creuset.


#2

Aubergine is possibly the very worst food in my opinion. Thanks for your time.


#3

Yeah, you need loads of oil, innit. Way more than you’d expect


#4

You are usually so correct and have taken a massive plummet off a cliff here I’m afraid


#5

:cry::weary::cry:


#6

I did this last Friday night and it was lush.

These were deep fried and the aubergine just went really crisp with a lovely gooey middle.


#7

My word


#8

Are you salting your aubergine for a bit before?


#9

I was taught to ‘froil’ them on a cookery class I did. Put them in a nice big pan with your oil and about 100ml of water, stick a lid on, and leave it. The aubergine soaks up the steam first and then fries off with the oil afterwards.


#10

:eggplant::eggplant:


#11

Dunno. Lebanese food’s great, imho, especially if you’re not really into overly spicy stuff. Quite a few of the better dishes have eggplant in.


#12

filth.


#13

I usually grill it with a little bit of oil. Do you have grills in Australia?


#14

I prefer to roast cubed aubergine over frying - still need plenty of oil but maybe not quite as much

Or cut into thin strips and cooked on a griddle pan works too


#15

I’m all for the griddle panned aub.


#16

They don’t work in the upside down places. The food just falls off and sticks to the roof of the oven.


#17

Bloody love Lebanese food, the texture of aubergine is extremely bad though in my opinion. I’m not a mush guy (cooked apples are the only thing I dislike more tbh)


#18

I griddled some courgette for a pasta bake thing the other day - was lovely


#19

GORGEttes more like


#20

Aubergine is good and nice