Thursday, April 2, 2015

Do you need to salt the eggplant?

A reader writes in with this question...

Do you need to salt the eggplant?

0 comments

A reader emailed me with this question: My mother always salted and drained the eggplant under weights. Is it necessary?

I also used to salt and drain the eggplant. It was part of what made the preparation of eggplant parm such a time consuming ordeal. One day, when I just didn't have the time, I skipped that step. And I honestly didn't taste a big difference. Part of the trick is to slice the eggplant on the thin side, so the slices do not hold that much water. I sliced the mine about 1/4-inch. Give it a try and let me know how it works out for you.  

0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

The mission. To teach schoolchildren to cook healthy, easy meals on a budget.

The reach. Volunteers are teaching 20 classes in Philadelphia and Camden, with intent to expand.

The partner. Vetri Foundation shares the goal of encouraging healthy eating for children.

To support. Send donations to Vetri Foundation for Children, 1113 Admiral Peary Way, Quarters N, Philadelphia 19112; note "My Daughter's Kitchen" or go to vetrifoundation.org.

To participate. Submit recipes to be considered: Simple, 500-calorie, nutritious meals, prepared in less than an hour, for $20 or less for six servings. Send recipes to Food@philly.com.

Reach My Daughter's at food@philly.com.

My Daughter's Kitchen
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected