One of my favorite ways to cook these rather unusual vegetables is to roast them then whiz them into silky, tangy baba ghanoush. Another way is to bake them with a flurry of Parmesan, breadcrumbs, and fresh chopped tomatoes and herbs for a fresher version of eggplant Parmesan. And I also love eggplant slices all smoky and tender from the grill.
Here are a few recipes and recipe reviews involving eggplant. And tell us: what's your favorite way to cook this veggie?
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