Frieda's Specialty Produce - Graffiti Eggplant

Overview

What is a Graffiti Eggplant?

  • Although consumed as a vegetable, eggplants are actually fruit as they are a type of berry. Graffiti eggplants are purple with white stripes. These striped varieties of eggplant originated in the Mediterranean, and are now grown in Holland. Aside from the top, it is entirely edible, including the seeds.

How to Eat

  • Stuff, bake, broil, fry, grill, marinate, steam or sauté. Makes a good meat substitute in Italian dishes.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of fiber.

How to Choose

  • Choose eggplants that have firm, smooth, shiny skin and feel heavy for their size.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate up to 1 week.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Spain and Holland

Recipes

Eggplant and Tomato Stew

Mini Eggplant and Tomato Stew Ingredients 1 lb. Mini graffiti eggplants or a medium graffiti eggplant 1/2 lb. plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise (or try using whole heirloom cherry tomatoes!) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 garlic cloves, … Continue reading

Eggplant Oven Fries

Eggplant Oven Fries Parmesan-crusted eggplant slices that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. What’s not to love? Ingredients Cooking spray 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 … Continue reading

 

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