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to wholeheartedly love and adore slices of aubergine charred/fried in a small amount of olive oil on a griddle pan?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 15-Mar-16 21:32:53

Or is that painfully middle class of me?

No one else in my family likes this, so I have to do it specially for me and me alone. Bit of a pita.

Complete and utter first world problem.

AlistairSim Tue 15-Mar-16 21:34:58

It's people like you who are causing the world to implode.

SalmonMaki Tue 15-Mar-16 21:35:02

Then do it for me too! Especially if you also add courgettes <hopeful>

TimeToMuskUp Tue 15-Mar-16 21:35:27

YABU as it's entirely revolting.

DH loves it and has to go to MIL's house for it. Two birds with one stone; some peace and he gets his dinner there instead of concocting mad stuff in our kitchen.

Roseformeplease Tue 15-Mar-16 21:35:46

Try on the barbecue......

JanetOfTheApes Tue 15-Mar-16 21:35:59

Have you tried it as parmigiana di melanzane?

bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 15-Mar-16 21:36:47

NO COURGETTES!! << ffs >>

Sparkletastic Tue 15-Mar-16 21:36:57

Oh god yes. I love anything aubergine. DH doesn't. This will go against him in the divorce as it is clearly unreasonable behaviour to deny me aubergines.

Pointlessfan Tue 15-Mar-16 21:37:55

Yes that is absolutely delicious especially with grilled halloumi. Mmmmm

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Tue 15-Mar-16 21:38:55


Aubergines are disgusting. I call them snozzcumbers.

AlistairSim Tue 15-Mar-16 21:39:58

Some of you really need to get in the sea.

BIWI Tue 15-Mar-16 21:40:06

Fabulous baked in the oven, sliced in half lengthwise, flesh slashed and olive oil drizzled over it.

Then gently heat more olive oil with some crushed garlic, and when the aubergine is softened, pour over the garlic-infused oil, top with crumbled Feta and sprinkle with freshly chopped herbs of your choice.


theshyretirer Tue 15-Mar-16 21:41:41

MMM! try the first recipe on this link, it's amazing!

FishWithABicycle Tue 15-Mar-16 21:42:35

Aubergine is lovely. Yanbu.

elephantoverthehill Tue 15-Mar-16 21:44:41

Add a few of asparagus spears in a couple of months time wink.

ClopySow Tue 15-Mar-16 21:45:03

Baba ganoush makes my heart sing.

slightlyglitterbrained Tue 15-Mar-16 21:47:51

If you soak the slices of aubergine in salt water for 20 mins, then shake dry & coat in flour, fry as you're doing, then drizzle with honey....

rookiemere Tue 15-Mar-16 21:49:57

Sounds lovely.
I make lasagne split now - one with soggy tasteless pasta for my family and the other half with delicious fried aubergine.

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Tue 15-Mar-16 21:50:32

YANBU. At one stage I did consider calling a daughter Aubergine - fortunately I never voiced this aloud, and the hormones receded a bit. But grilled or burnt aubergine is lovely.

CallMeExhausted Tue 15-Mar-16 21:51:03

I love it (although not actually charred, but fried/grilled). Love it roasted, too. Oh, and do the same with courgettes and I will be your friend forever.

No one else in the house here likes it either. More for me grin

CallMeExhausted Tue 15-Mar-16 21:53:37

OK, bibbity , since you don't want the courgettes, I'm leaving.

SalmonMaki is my aubergine/courgette buddy now.

Katarzyna79 Tue 15-Mar-16 21:54:24

try slicing thinly then get a mix of 3 tablespoons of plain flour &1 tablespoon of rice flour (for crunch). 1 tsp turmeric, 1/2 curry powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1tsp or more (to taste salt) mix with some luke warm water into thick pancake like paste that will adhere to aubergine. if you like it spicier increase curry and cumin mix, I think tastes better lighter in flavour to taste aubergine.

dip and fry on medium-high heat, shallow or deep, I think comes out crunchy deep. I love it, usually served with rice but you can eat it however you like it. don't put on kitchen towel when draining, can go soggy under, better on bare plate and eat straight away

grilled aubergine just brushed with oil served with grated parmesan nice too...

I love aubergines lol

elephantoverthehill Tue 15-Mar-16 21:55:52

This might be a complete load of rubbish or actually true, I remember reading (before internet) that aubergine is the only fruit naturally containing nicotine. I have always liked it and thought this might be one of the reasons. Ex-smoker now. Ahem! I expect someone will totally disprove this very boring fact. grin

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Mar-16 21:56:05

Mmmm - my favourite main!

Followed by a a deep-fried Mars Bar.

Katarzyna79 Tue 15-Mar-16 21:56:14

oo rookie I agree lasagne with aubergine is wicked! theres an Italian dish where its layered with aubergine slices rather than lasagne sheets deeelish!

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