Do you have to sweat eggplant before cooking?

Salting is beneficial for eggplant for a number of reasons, one of which is that it removes moisture from the cells of the eggplant, which prevents the eggplant from absorbing oil when it is being cooked. However, we know from experience that even after being salted, an eggplant will still absorb a significant amount of oil. Don’t get worked up over it; in the end, we agree with Clee that you shouldn’t.

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