Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thai Eggplant

The Thai eggplant, also known as Kermit eggplant, is a variety of eggplant used primarily in Thai cuisine. The most common eggplants in Thai cooking are the round white or green ones about the size of a golf ball. I don't eat these vegetables, but this is the first time the name of eggplant makes sense to me. These shape more like eggs, not the other purple kind that look more like sausages but are called eggplant!

Thai eggplants are essential ingredients in curry dishes. In red curry, they are quartered and cooked in the curry sauce where they become softer and absorb the flavor of the sauce. Yuk! Won't eat that!

The Real Eggplant

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