When made right, eggplant can be silky and sweet (or golden and crisp). We enjoy it in so many great dishes such as caponata, eggplant parmesan and ratatouille. But when we try to recreate those recipes at home, more often than not, it just doesn't come out right. And there's only one reason for this: eggplant is just tricky to cook.
And when it's not cooked right, eggplant tastes terrible. The most common complaints are that eggplant is too greasy, bitter, tough or watery. Most of the time, this is resolved by taking one crucial step: salting the eggplant before cooking it. Click through the slideshow below to see how to solve your eggplant troubles.