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13 Eggplant Recipes That Will Make You Friends

It's part of the nightshade family, yes, but deadly it ain't - unless of course by deadly you mean deadly delicious.

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Squash And Eggplant Caponata With Burrata

Demands to be mopped up with bread. Recipe here.
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Demands to be mopped up with bread. Recipe here.

Oven-Baked Eggplant Fries

A healthier version of fries, made with eggplant. What's not to like?
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A healthier version of fries, made with eggplant. What's not to like?

Fish-Fragrant Eggplant

Without doubt the most delicious thing you can do to an eggplant, ever. Recipe here.
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Without doubt the most delicious thing you can do to an eggplant, ever. Recipe here.

Eggplant With Buttermilk Sauce

This showstopper is a dinner party hero.
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This showstopper is a dinner party hero.

Baba Ghanoush

Use as a dip with pitta, plain tortilla chips, chopped veg, or just your finger.
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Use as a dip with pitta, plain tortilla chips, chopped veg, or just your finger.

Eggplant Parmesan Panini

Because everything is better when it's between two slices of toasted bread.
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Because everything is better when it's between two slices of toasted bread.

Toasted Walnut, Eggplant And Pomegranate Salad

Virtuous and good.

Imam Bayaldi (Turkish Stuffed Eggplant)

'Imam bayaldi' translates as 'the priest swooned' and so will anyone else who eats this Turkish dish.
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'Imam bayaldi' translates as 'the priest swooned' and so will anyone else who eats this Turkish dish.

Sumac Eggplant Chips With Yoghurt

Because you can never have too many recipes for fries that are made out of eggplant.
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Because you can never have too many recipes for fries that are made out of eggplant.

Eggplant Melts

Melted cheese and eggplant: a no-brainer.

Eggplant Meatballs

Perfect for those Meat-Free Mondays.

Eggplant Curry With Lemongrass and Coconut Milk

Blow away the cobwebs with this fiery combo. Recipe here.
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Blow away the cobwebs with this fiery combo. Recipe here.

Baked Miso Eggplant

Just quite upsettingly good.

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