How to get rid of eggplant! Soak in water or sprinkle with salt
|Raw materials||Eggplant, salt, water|
|Tool||Knife, cutting board, bowl, colander, bat, kitchen paper|
|1.||Remove the stem and gunk from the eggplant and cut it into pieces.|
|2.||Let it soak in water for 10 minutes|
|3.||Drain and cook|
|4.||Or sprinkle salt on sliced eggplant.|
|5.||After a few minutes, when water floats away, wipe it off.|
Eggplant is fresh and tasty, but it has acridity, so remove the acridity before cooking. This will prevent them from becoming soggy and discolored. This paper introduces two methods of removing the acridity of eggplants, depending on the cooking method.
How to remove eggplant's acumen
1. soaking in waterRemove the stem and the stem of the eggplant.
Reference link】How to remove the stem and stem of eggplant
Cut into desired shape and size.
Fill a bowl with water and add the cut eggplant. The eggplant will float in the water, so it is better to push it down once with your hand to submerge it.
After 10 minutes of exposure to water, drain thoroughly and cook.
This method is recommended for removing the scum from eggplants when they are to be used in simmered dishes, soups, pickles, etc. When frying or deep frying in oil, the method of sprinkling salt on the eggplant to remove the scum is recommended instead of exposing it to water.
2. removing the scum with saltPlace the prepared and cut eggplants on a flat container such as a bat, making sure they do not overlap.
Sprinkle a little salt on the cut ends of the eggplant and let stand for a while.
After 2 to 3 minutes, the water will float to the surface, so wipe it off with kitchen paper. When the water is thoroughly removed, it is ready to cook.
This method is suitable for frying and deep frying because it allows excess water to be removed along with the scum. The key is to thoroughly wipe off any remaining moisture, as it will cause oil to splatter.
Remove the scum according to the cooking method, and enjoy the whole eggplant! If you cannot eat the eggplant right away, freezing it is another option. Please refer to our other article " How to Freeze and Store Eggplant".