photo from WikipediaRemember the post about yellow peppers? I had dehydrated 8 for Charlie. The 1 eggplant (aubergine) was omitted in the post. He asked me to dehydrate it and see what happened. Today, I gave him the glass jar of yellow peppers and a plastic bag with the dehydrated eggplant, about 10 slices.
My suggestion to Charlie: try two slices of the dehydrated eggplant with a bit of olive oil and garlic salt to eat in the place of a chip. He called and said that worked. He liked it. Just next time it needed to be peeled as the skin was bitter. Charlie liked the yellow peppers to eat as a crunchy snack besides using them in cooking.
My next suggestion to Charlie: cook the eggplant and see if taste and texture are acceptable/pleasing after rehydration. I had no idea that eggplant needed to be peeled. My mother never cooked one that I know of. Since I cannot stand eggplant, I had never had one in my kitchen until his came here.
UPDATE: Charlie likes the eggplant chips so well that he does not want to cook them.
The eggplant was dehydrated until crispy (24 hours for 1/4" or less slice). Now, you know. It makes a nice chip when a smear of olive oil and a dash of garlic are added before eating. (I told him not to put on too much olive oil, maybe just a smear with his finger.) He said the olive oil was sucked right into the dry eggplant. Maybe you should not try to store them with the oil. Maybe the garlic can be added before dehydrating. This is limited information on outcomes, so you can run with this and make it your own.
Charlie does not know it yet, but when he gives me produce to dehydrate, half the results are mine! LOL...or, he can get out his dehydrator and do it himself...he will readily agree to my deal.
It's fun to dehydrate vegetables that can be eaten for snacking.
Did you know that "eggplant" and "aubergine" are colors?
Have you ever dehydrated eggplant for snacking or cooking later? Does it REhydrate to your satisfaction?