When's the last time you had eggplant in a sandwich?
Pic related. Eggplant, roasted red pepper, and mozzarella on a pizza-like bread. So good.
I hated eggplant when I was a kid and I'm positive it's because my mom had no idea how to properly prepare it.
I ate eggplant this morning on a piece of bread - but it was roasted with spices, then puree'd with garlic, habanero, and olive oil.
Eggplant is just a sponge for what you cook it with, it's terrible on its own.
>I hated eggplant when I was a kid and I'm positive it's because my mom had no idea how to properly prepare it.
This. My mother though she hated eggplant, too, until some time in her 60's when she finally figured out how to cook it.
>Eggplant is quite shit.
Then why is it the cornerstone of god tier dishes like mutabal/baba ganoush, moussaka, ratatouille/pisto and caponata?
In honesty without being a /ck/ faggy fag, I have never had mushy eggplant. Some times it has seemed like it's actually too hard for what I have used it for so I don't really understand what you are doing to your eggplant.