Spicy Grilled Eggplant

Grilled eggplant photo by woodleywonderworks.

Eggplant is a great southern food, but some folks simply don’t know how to cook it. Lots of times, we southerners prefer fried eggplant, but the slices are also delicious for outdoor BBQ cooking. Small fruits work best, as larger, older eggplants sometimes become bitter. If you use large fruits for this recipe, you’ll need to sprinkle them with salt after you’ve sliced them. Allow them to rest at room temperature for about five or ten minutes, then rinse off the salt and pat the eggplant slices dry.

Holle’s Spicy Grilled Eggplant recipe

What you’ll need:

  • Eggplants
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Garlic salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ground red pepper

Directions: Slice eggplants into ¼ or 1/3-inch thick rounds. I don’t usually peel mine first. Dip the slices in the olive oil and allow excess oil to drip away. Sprinkle with seasonings.

Grill eggplant slices on a medium to medium-hot grill, about five minutes per side.