What are the pros and cons...Well.... After you grow them you have to eat them.... YUCKnot to hi jack @baymule thread, what varieties do you grow? Why? Pros/cons?
While too late to plant this year, it’s not too late to eat what I do have. Post any favorite recipes. Egg plant Parm & Moussaka for me.
I grow standard black beauty as I don’t like the form of the long Japanese to cook with.
i'm not all that fond of their food in general so i'd certainly not order anything like that there! rather spoiled growing up with Italian American food being pretty much the standard and staple cooking we did. however, we never cooked eggplant or ate it nor were we much into frying cutlets of any kind for being used later in dishes. what we did fry were potatos for french fries and once in a while onion rings (made from scratch). we ate tons of pasta and various sauces, meatballs, sausage, etc. it wasn't until i was away at college that i had eggplant for the first time at a Lebanese lady's deli and everything she made was delicious so i learned how to cook that style of food myself as much as i could later on when i had more reason to cook for myself and also the time and places to shop which had the ingredients and spices.Last time I tried eggplant, it was Eggplant Parmesan at the Olive Garden, and I couldn't finish it. Blech!!!