Eggplant: More Cooking Ideas

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We’ve been talking about how to cook vegetables. Lots of people say they don’t like many vegetables. But we need to be eating more of them. So, I thought maybe the problem was that many people don’t know how to cook them in interesting, flavorful ways.

Faithful reader Z in Chicago has been kind enough to share with us one of her favorite ways to prepare eggplant. It sounds good to me.

“The way I cook them is similar to the “Roast” method in the article.

Preheat oven to 400F.
Peel an eggplant and cut into 1/2″ slices.
Melt some butter. Add pepper and salt. Squeeze in some lemon.
Brush butter mixture on both sides of eggplant slices.
Bake on cookie sheet for 12 minutes, turning after 6 minutes.
Garnish with parsley.

Grated onion, garlic or basil can be substituted for lemon. Olive oil can be used instead of butter.”

Thanks, Z. If you have an idea for cooking this or any other vegetable, please let us know.