The eggplants meaty texture makes it a perfect vegetarian plate.
Peak July to October.
Look for a symmetrical eggplant with a smooth, uniformly colored skin. Avoid tan patches, wrinkles, scars, or bruises. on the skin indicate decay, which will appear as discolorations in the flesh beneath. Select an eggplant, 3″ to 6″ in diameter.
Refrigerate eggplants in a plastic bag for up to 4 days.