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Learn how to cut eggplant for recipes of all kinds! This step-by-step guide and video show you how to slice eggplant into rings and how to dice it to infuse flavor into recipes with ease.

Wondering how to cut eggplant but not sure the best way? Cutting eggplant is very simple; you can slice it into rounds or dice it. We use these methods in many eggplant recipes, like pasta all Norma or eggplant Parmesan. Grab your knife and let’s get started with this step by step guide!

How to cut eggplant step by step

Step 1: To cut the eggplant into rings: using a large chef’s knife, slice off the top of the eggplant.

How to Cut Eggplant | Slice off the top
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Step 2: Slice the eggplant into rings, using the width called for in your recipe.

How to Cut Eggplant | Slice into rings

Step 3: To dice the eggplant: Using a large chef’s knife, slice off the top and bottom of the eggplant.

How to Cut Eggplant | Slice off the top and bottom

Step 4: Stand the eggplant up and cut thin slices lengthwise.

How to Cut Eggplant | Cut thin slices lengthwise

Step 5: Stack the slices and cut them into strips. Then turn the strips and cut them crosswise to the desired size.

How to Cut Eggplant | Cut into strips
How to Cut Eggplant | Chop to desired size

And there you have it: how to cut eggplant into rings and dice it! Let us know if you try our method for how to cut eggplant and tell us how it goes in the comments below.

Tip: use a great chef knife

A good knife can drastically improve your time in the kitchen! We’ve had our chef knives for over 10 years and they still work great. Our favorite knife is this 7″ Chef’s Knife. For safe storage, you can use a drawer knife organizer like this one. Make sure to keep your knives sharpened using a local service or home knife sharpener.

More ways tot use eggplant

Now that you know how to cut eggplant, here are some of our favorite eggplant recipes for you to try:

Frequently asked questions

Should I peel the eggplant before cutting?

There is no need to peel eggplant before cutting it.

How thick should I cut the eggplant slices for eggplant parmesan?

Aim for ¼ to ½ inch thickness. This ensures the eggplant cooks through without becoming mushy and holds its shape well when layered.

I need diced eggplant for a stir-fry. What’s the best approach?

Start by cutting the eggplant into rounds or slabs. Then, stack the slices and cut them into thin strips. Finally, chop the strips into cubes of your desired size.

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How to Cut Eggplant

How to Cut Eggplant


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 to 6 cups 1x

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Learn how to cut eggplant for recipes of all kinds! This step-by-step guide and video show you how to slice eggplant into rings and how to dice it to infuse flavor into recipes with ease.


Ingredients

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  • 1 eggplant

Instructions

  1. To cut the eggplant into rings: using a large chef’s knife, slice off the top of the eggplant.
  2. Slice the eggplant into rings, the width called for in your recipe.
  3. To dice the eggplant: Using a large chef’s knife, slice off the top and bottom of the eggplant.
  4. Stand the eggplant up and cut thin slices lengthwise.
  5. Stack the slices and cut them into strips. Then turn the strips and cut them crosswise to the desired size.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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