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The Thickness Mistake To Avoid While Cutting Eggplant
To ensure your eggplant slices don’t shrink while cooking, you can cut it in a specific way. It's best to cut eggplant width-wise into slices that are thicker than you'd expect.
Eggplant has a high water content, and as the slices cook and lose water, they can shrink by 25% to 50%. You should cut them twice as thick as you want the final slices to be.
Cutting thick, width-wise slices create larger surface areas on the slices that shrink more evenly, resulting in pieces that are closer in thickness to your desired outcome.
If your recipe doesn’t call for the eggplant to be peeled, leave the nutritious skin intact, and use a sharp knife or mandoline to ensure the slices are consistent and even.