Enchant Your Cooking With Fairy Tale Eggplant
Fairytale eggplant has always been one of those strange vegetables that appears quite intimidating when you don’t know what to do with it. During the summer months there is a surplus of these wonders so you’ll get a good bunch at a pretty decent price. Veggies as glorious looking as these almost stare at you in the heirloom section of the market, as you stand there dreaming about all the different ways you could cook them if you knew what you were doing! There’s just something about the fairytale eggplant that enchants me and if I can further promote the wonder of this miraculous and beautiful vegetable I will!
The best thing about this particular variety, also known as the graffiti eggplant, is that there is no need to salt them, or take out the excess pulp in the center to avoid a bitter taste. They have a very thin peel and can be eaten whole as they have a delicious, sweet flavor to them. They are great for grilling, stir-frying and roasting and I especially like adding them to my tomato pasta sauces for some extra texture.
Eggplants are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, magnesium and phosphorous. So don’t hold back the next time these little beauties cross your path, or any vegetable you haven’t used for that matter. It’s a chance to try a new flavor and experiment with different ways to enhance (and enchant) your cooking.