|Fresh-picked Italian eggplants|
One of my favorite vegetables, eggplant fresh-picked from the garden is a special part of our summer menus. This meaty vegetable is so versatile – it can be sautéed, fried, baked, and grilled. It's often used as a main meal, a side dish, or pickled. Aside from its great taste it has many health benefits
Eggplant comes in a range of colors and shapes. The large, kidney-shaped purple eggplant is the most common variety.
As a side dish
|Stuffed Italian eggplants|
Some people object to eggplant’s skin. Actually, the skin of purple eggplants contains its most valuable nutrient. Choose the purple varieties when you shop, and leave the skin on.