This is the small, round brother of the ‘ordinary’ purple eggplant . They are light green and you can also find them as Thai eggplant. They are about as big as a golf ball or a little bigger. You can also find them as apple eggplant. Cut them in quarters and let them simmer in a curry for ten minutes. That way they look and taste great!
Cooking with Thai eggplant:
Because it discolors quickly if you cut it, it’s best to prepare it soon after cutting or leave them in some cold water until you use them. It is nice to stew, bake or cook in a casserole. You can use it instead of a regular eggplant in curries, baba ganoush or ratatouille.
Is Thai eggplant healthy?
There are a remarkable number of fibers in this vegetable. That helps your body digest food.
You can save the Thai eggplant for a week at room temperature. In the fridge it gets rubbery so it’s better not to save them there. Please note that if you buy them, they feel solid and there are no bruises on it.
In The Netherlands you can buy Thai eggplant at supermarkets and exotic groceries.
Combines well with:
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