How To Cook Eggplant? Simple and delicious!


The aubergine naturally has a soft/creamy taste and beautiful shiny purple skin. This is the aubergine that is sold the most in the Netherlands. You can prepare the eggplant in many ways, including by cooking.

How to cook eggplant? 

Clean the aubergine under the tap and remove the top and bad bits. Cut the eggplant into slices and then into cubes. Place the aubergine in boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Preparing eggplant can be done in many ways. Read our blog about cutting and preparing aubergines. Due to its neutral taste, the aubergine is able to absorb many flavors and is a versatile vegetable.

How Long To Cook Eggplant?

Cooking eggplant is not that difficult. It takes some preparation, but once that’s done, cook the eggplant for 5-8 minutes until al dente. The cooking time depends on the size of the aubergine pieces you use. How does eggplant cooking work?

Cooking Eggplant

The first step is to wash the aubergine. Rinse it under the tap and rub the dirt off with your wash. Then cut off the top of the aubergine. This is the part where the stem is. Then cut the bad spot away.

cooking eggplant

You can also peel the eggplant, and a vegetable peeler is the best tool for this. You can also eat the eggplant with the skin on. The skin is only slightly more bitter in taste and this usually makes your dish tastier.

Now cut the eggplant into slices and then into cubes of equal size.

Now put a pan with water on the heat source and bring the water to a boil. Take 1 part eggplant and 2 parts water.

Add the eggplant pieces to the pan and bring the water back to a boil. k

Cook the eggplant until al dente in 5-8 minutes. Pierce a piece with the fork, this fork should go in easily. You can also taste a piece to determine if it is al dente.

Then drain the aubergine in a colander and season your aubergine with salt and pepper. Now you can serve your dish or process it in other dishes.

Eggplant Cooking Or Baking?

Well, when are you going to cook or bake an aubergine? This is quite a frequently asked question. Cooking or baking an eggplant depends on what you are going to do with the eggplant.

Use your eggplant as a ‘traditional’ vegetable as in ‘potatoes’. vegetables, meat. Then you can cook eggplant.

Usually, eggplant is used along with other vegetables, herbs, seasonings, and spices. Then the method of baking, wok, or stir-fry is often used.

That’s the great thing about eggplant, you can do a lot with it. You can also make very tasty dishes on the BBQ in the summer by grilling the aubergine.

cooking eggplant

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