I had never seen a Green Eggplant Before!

Green Goddess Eggplant

It was with great excitement that mom came home from the market last weekend.

“Look what I got! Do you know what it is?”
“Whoa! Is that a GREEN EGGPLANT??”
“I know!”

She had seen them on the counter of a vendor and after having them convince her that it was indeed an eggplant she just -had- to buy one. Being the geekgrrl that I am I then had to go to the Internet … just to make sure that this wasn’t some kind of Machiavellian strain of radioactive agriculture.

Fortunately, instead of Polonium-210 I discovered that it was a Green Goddess eggplant!

One of the things that was mentioned repeatedly in my searches was that this eggplant has a -mild- flavour. Now that makes me a little worried, cos in my mind mild is just a euphemism for -none- however they also mention that it’s sweet. We haven’t cooked it yet, so I’ll wait and see. I so don’t want to be disappointed. It’s so pretty! :D

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  • mary lou

    well, i looked this up cause I’m finally growing eggplant!!Started in Wis–took to Fla in Nov finally fruited in Feb cute and PURPLE and small but when I leave it to grow to a size I thought would be good for harvesting..they turn green!!! SO WHEN DO I HARVEST???Little and purple and cute and LITTLE like the size of a lime…or bigger 4 weeks later and grapefruit sized and GREEN?? I never expected these little guys to turn GREEN WHAT is the deal??? HELP Mary Lou

  • Ken

    can you eat green eggplant raw?

  • Ken

    can you eat green eggplant raw?

  • Bo

    Green Eggplants are very common in Nigeria! I’m from there and they tend to be more common than the purple ones in some areas and smaller with slightly tougher seeds than the purple ones.

    Where I come from we usually boil it sliced, then fry it in palm oil with some salt and then eat it with roasted yam. (Typical farmers meal out on the farm where all these ingredients are readily available and simple) Or it is diced and made into other stews with tomatoes etc.

    Can find out more for you if you are interested? But I’m curious to find out what happened to yours!

  • Bo

    Green Eggplants are very common in Nigeria! I’m from there and they tend to be more common than the purple ones in some areas and smaller with slightly tougher seeds than the purple ones.

    Where I come from we usually boil it sliced, then fry it in palm oil with some salt and then eat it with roasted yam. (Typical farmers meal out on the farm where all these ingredients are readily available and simple) Or it is diced and made into other stews with tomatoes etc.

    Can find out more for you if you are interested? But I’m curious to find out what happened to yours!

  • Bo

    Ah I forgot, lots of onions in palm oil, before eggplant is added and little chilli peppers if you like it spicy.

  • Bo

    Ah I forgot, lots of onions in palm oil, before eggplant is added and little chilli peppers if you like it spicy.