Thursday, January 2, 2014

How to rehydrate eggplant

Eggplant is very crispy when dried and it keeps very well.

It can be easily rehydrated by putting in a bowl and pouring boiling water over the pieces. Put a plate or bowl over the top of the pieces to help keep them submerged in the hot water. Let the eggplant pieces soak up the liquid for 30 to 60 minutes until desired consistency is reached.

If you are using it for lasagna you can soak 30 minutes, as it will continue to soak up the liquid from the lasagna sauce, and this is desireable.

If you are using it for a dip and are going to cut into small pieces, soak for more like an hours.

If you are adding it to soup which will cook for a while. You probably wouldn't need to rehydrate at all just cut up pieces to the size you need and then add to the soup liquid for the required time.

The dried eggplant will be more intensely flavored and concentrated.

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