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Too much Eggplant!

Ok so I told 3 people coming to a dinner party that I needed eggplant - lo and behold I now am the proud and overwhlemed owner of 12 eggplants.

What to do!!?? Help!

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  1. Get a couple of Iron Chefs over to do battle

      1. Do a whole EP menu! Ok, that might be too crazy, but here's a few good options:

        Eggplant Caviar - http://www.chow.com/recipes/10543
        Charred Eggplant Salad - http://www.chow.com/recipes/10829
        Eggplant and Tomato Stew - http://www.chow.com/recipes/10604

        And, if you just want to do something simple, do a variation on a caprese salad where you alternate eggplant slices (that have been salted and resting for about 20 minutes and then patted off with paper towels) with basil or mint or parsley, slices of mozzarella or smoked provolone, and the best tomatoes you can find!

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        1. re: aidam.

          You can even do dessert...there's an amazing chocolate-eggplant specialty from Sicily for which I couldn't immediately find a recipe online, but there must be one.

        2. Make quick pickles. I half and then slice thinly, and layer into a big bowl with salt, and add weight (a gallon jug of water over a plate). After a few hours, squeeze out the salty water, pack eggplant slices (now much smaller) into jars or containers--sprinkling in chili powder or flakes. Add a hot sugar and vinegar mix over the top.

          1. How about making some Baba Ganoush? Here's a link to a recipe:
            http://www.recipesource.com/munchies/...

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            1. re: Augusta

              I love babganoush- but I always grill my eggplant and it adds a nice smoky flavor!