How do you store eggplant for a long time?

How do you preserve fresh eggplant?

Just pierce the eggplant with a fork and roast the whole thing at 400° until it starts to collapse. After it has cooled, cut the eggplant and scoop the purée into freezer-safe bags. Label with the date and freeze up to eight months. When you’re ready to use the eggplant, use frozen or thaw in the fridge overnight.

What can I do with too much eggplant?

Serve the roasted eggplant on its own or as part of an antipasto platter, fold it into pastas, layer it over pizza dough or in a vegetable tart, or toss it with other roasted vegetables and serve it as a salad.

Can eggplant be frozen or canned?

Freezing eggplant is really the only option for preserving this colorful favorite. The flesh is too dense to can safely — even for pressure canning — without pulverizing it beyond recognition. So forget your canner, and learn how to freeze eggplant using several different methods.

How long do eggplants last?

Like almost all veggies, fresh eggplants don’t last that long. If you store them at room temperature, they stay fresh for about three to five days. In the fridge, they can last for about 7 to 10 days in good condition.

Do you have to blanch eggplant before freezing?

Blanch the eggplant in the boiling water for four minutes.

Blanching kills the enzymes that cause eggplants to lose their texture and flavor over time. Eggplant also has a high water content, so it benefits from being cooked slightly before freezing.

Can you vacuum seal eggplant?

Place the blanched eggplant slices in freezer bags or vacuum bags and seal. The eggplant should be good for up to five months in a freezer bag, or 14 months in a vacuum sealed bag.

Can you eat eggplant skin?

The skin is entirely edible, though with larger eggplants it can be a little tough. If your eggplant is young, tender, and on the small side, the nutrient-rich skin can probably be left on for skillet frying or braising. Otherwise, peel the skin and then slice or cube the flesh.

Can dogs eat eggplant?

Though dogs can eat raw eggplant (it’s not poisonous), they may not enjoy the flavor, so grilling, baking, or roasting is recommended. You can serve plain cooked eggplant in small bite-sized pieces and be sure to avoid seasoning.