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Old 03-01-2018, 08:36 AM   #1  
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So being a veggie lover, I don't know why it took me so long to try eggplant. I think because it's so ugly, and has that spongy feel to it. But I hate to say I don't like something unless I've actually tried it, so I did. I would like to note that I have had eggplant parm in restaurants and liked it, but there's a big different between having it come to you already prepared and covered in sauce and cheese, and having to touch the original item and prepare it yourself.

I sliced it longways, salted it, and let it sit to draw out the extra water. Then I sprayed the slices with some olive oil and grilled it on a stove-top grill pan. I covered it with sauce and cheese, and it was great! I think I could probably eat it just grilled as a side dish, too.

I have overcome my aversion to the look and feel of the raw veggie, and have a new veggie to add to my WOE.
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I like the Japanese Eggplants a lot. Look up Sweet Basil Eggplant. Mmmmmm. Having it today layered in a pasta free lasagna.
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