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Eggplants, okay to eat?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:46 pm
by mayo
Hi all,

I didn't get to my eggplants in time and they seemed to have *just* lost their shininess. Do you think they are still okay to eat? I was thinking of making babaganoush with them.

The reason I think I just missed their shiny stage is because a couple still have shiny spots (larger than 2 inches in diameter).

Please and thank you!

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:44 am
by gumbo2176
I've grown eggplants of varying types every year and my feeling is until brown blemishes start showing up on the skins like bruises, they are good to eat.

The outer skins of some of my eggplants looked horrid this year due to insects and drought stress but the inner part was fine. However, the longer you let them go on the plant, the bigger and tougher the seeds seem to get on the inside. Still edible, just a bit mealier in my opinion.

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:30 pm
by mayo
Thank you so much! I'm making babaganoush :)

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:07 pm
by DoubleDogFarm
Pass the pita bread please. :D


Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:11 pm
by mayo
gonna try to do that from scratch as well! er, a modified version from a restaurant I used to go to as a kid. We're not near one now and I miss their flatbread/pita. Found the recipe online :)

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:54 pm
by DoubleDogFarm
What, No Hummus? :D

You are making me hungry. Next you will be telling me you are have lamb kabobs.


Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:44 am
by mayo
I was, in fact, thinking of making shashlik!

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:11 pm
by DoubleDogFarm
nom nom :D