Eggplant facts and general information about eggplants.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Eggplant is Available:
Eggplant grow in Mid summer through fall
How Does an Eggplant Grow:
Eggplants grow from a seed planted in the garden
What to Look for When Buying Eggplant:
The flesh should bounce back when pressed softly. Eggplants should
be heavy for their size, have a good purple color with no blemishes
Eggplant Storage Tips:
Store unwrapped in a cool place or in a plastic bag in your
refrigerator such as the crisper drawer.
How to Cook Eggplant:
Bake, grilled, sautéed cooked in casseroles. Try chopping a peeled
eggplant in squares cook in a pan and add to pasta dishes. Bake
whole eggplant in oven and use meat for dishes or dips.
Eggplant Nutrition Facts:
Eggplant is high in fiber, folate, potassium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin
K. They are low in calories.
Eggplant Facts- Recipe:
2 Cups spaghetti sauce
2 small eggplants
1 large egg
2 tablespoons water
2/3 Cup dry bread crumbs
1/3 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 Cup olive or vegetable oil
2 Cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
In flat pie plate or baking dish mix egg and water together. In
another flat pie plate or dish mix together bread crumbs and
parmesan cheese. Peel eggplant and have adult cut in slices. Dip
eggplant slices first in egg mixture then in bread crumbs. Place in
baking dish. Continue until bottom of dish is covered. Pour half of
spaghetti sauce over top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Repeat
with remaining egg plant slices then sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Layering in the pan until filled. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or
until bubbly. Ratatouille
Use eggplant and vegetables to make ratatouille, then watch the
Disney movie to go with it.
1 medium eggplant
½ Cup milk
1 Cup Italian bread crumbs
3 Tablespoons olive oil
Peel eggplants and chop off ends. Cut eggplant into sticks and soak
in ice water about 30 minutes. Meanwhile in flat dish mix milk and
egg together. In another flat dish or pie plate spread bread crumbs.
After chilled, dip eggplant sticks into milk mixture. Then bread
crumbs to coat. Place in baking casserole dish. Chill 30 minutes.
Have an adult fry in oil about 10 minutes until golden or bake at
375 degrees for 15-20 minutes until crispy. Serve with pasta sauce