I never salt my eggplant, and never have bitter eggplant. Really, I don't
believe there are bitter juices! I read about the evil spirits thing a
long time ago, and it seems to make sense as not salting doesn't make a
difference. Anything to reduce the number of steps required to make
something is OK in my book!
On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Michelle Leberte wrote:
> >No, it is not necessary to salt your eggplant. This stems from an old
> >wives tale about bringing out the evil spirits from this delicious nightshade!
> I was under the impression that salting helped drain out the bitter juices
> in the eggplant. This is why you lighly salt them, then put them in a
> colander with a weight on top, then rinse the juices away. I do this all
> the time and have never had bitter, salty eggplant.
> Michelle Leberte * University of Pennsylvania * mleberte@xxxxxxxxxxxxx