How to Cut Eggplant

Wondering how to cut eggplant? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you how to slice eggplant into rings and how to dice it.

Video: How to cut eggplant

Are you wondering how to cut eggplant but not sure the best way? Cutting eggplant is very simple; you can cut it into either rounds or dice it. We use this method all the time, like when we make our eggplant marinara or our grilled eggplant sandwich! Here’s our step by step guide for how to cut eggplant, including a video of me cutting eggplant in our kitchen.

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How to cut eggplant step by step

Step 1

How to Cut Eggplant | Slice off the top

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

Step 2

How to Cut Eggplant | Slice into rings

Slice the eggplant into rings, the width called for in your recipe.

Step 3

How to Cut Eggplant | Slice off the top and bottom

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

Step 4

How to Cut Eggplant | Cut thin slices lengthwise

Stand the eggplant up and cut thin slices lengthwise.

Step 5

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

Stack the slices and cut them into strips. Then turn the strips and cut them crosswise to the 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.

Best chef knife & cutting boards

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Looking for eggplant recipes?

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

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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

Description

Wondering how to cut eggplant? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you how to slice eggplant into rings and how to dice it.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 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

Keywords: How to cut eggplant, Cutting eggplant, How to slice eggplant

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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