String-Dried Eggplant – Recipe

The most ancient food preservation method, drying, remains widely
in use today.

Its popularity in hot, dry climates is easily
understood; however, by employing solar dryers or other types
of heaters, we can also dry food in cool, damp climates. Drying
is suitable for only a few types of vegetables.

String-Dried Eggplant
Coarse salt
Jars or boxes

Slice the eggplant in rounds, and cover them with coarse salt for several hours to draw out the liquid. Drying should be done on a string; avoid using a wire, as it may rust. Place out of direct sun. Dried eggplant will keep in jars or in tightly closed boxes, if protected from moisture, air, and vermin.

Adapted from Keeping Food Fresh, by The Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivante. Copyright (c) 1999 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green Publishing Company.
Adapted from Keeping Food Fresh, by The Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivante.


Simone Santos
Simone 3 years ago

delicia de receita, adoro beringelas, fazem parte do nosso cardapio

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Lynn C.
Lynn C.3 years ago

Great idea. Wondering if the drying and reusing loses any of the health benefits?

Dana W.
Dana W.4 years ago

Would be great if some recipes for dried eggplant were included, otherwise I can't think of any recipes.

Miranda Parkinson


a             y m.
g d c.4 years ago


what's old is new!!!

parents did this...

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago


KS Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.