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String-Dried Eggplant – Recipe

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.

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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.

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6:36AM PDT on May 14, 2013

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

12:35AM PDT on May 13, 2013

thanks for sharing

6:36AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:50PM PDT on Apr 27, 2013


12:45PM PST on Jan 23, 2013

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

12:26AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

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

12:16AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012


4:39PM PDT on Oct 12, 2012


what's old is new!!!

parents did this...

11:28AM PDT on Oct 11, 2012


5:29AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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That would be cool to have but I bet they're pricey to have too


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