May 16, 2014
Graffiti Eggplant Basics...
Graffiti eggplants are tear-dropped shaped eggplants with variegated coloring in purple and ivory. Noted for having rich and fruity-flavored flesh, the graffiti eggplant is eaten raw and cooked. Ranging in size from 3 to 8 inches, these petite eggplants become creamy and seem to melt when cooked. Because they are not as spongy as larger varieties, they do not need to be salted and dried before cooking. For the best texture and flavor, the prime cooking methods for these small eggplants are grilling, sauteing and pan-frying.
Grilled Graffiti Eggplant
Grill graffiti eggplant over a hot flame to bring out its flavor and impart some smoky flavor into it. Slice graffiti eggplant into 1/2-inch slices and use a kitchen brush to spread oil on both sides of the slices before grilling. Place eggplant directly on the grill grates and cook, flipping once, until the eggplant is soft and browned on both sides. Use graffiti eggplant inside wrapped sandwiches or eat it on its own topped with herbs and light seasonings to enjoy
its mild flavor.