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Sous Vide Eggplant Croquant Recipe

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We learned a version of this technique when chef Paul Liebrandt came and did a pop-up at CVI. He's a remarkable chef with unbelievable raw talent. There was a crispy eggplant wafer with chocolate ice cream and a spice from laBoîte NYC called Appalonia. This sous vide eggplant croquant recipe has been streamlined and stripped down for efficiencies.


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Sous Vide Eggplant Croquant Recipe

  • Published: October 22, 2021
  • By Culinary Vegetable Institute 

Ingredients for Sous Vide Eggplant Croquant

  • For the Eggplant

  • 5 oz (125g) tapioca maltodextrin 
  • 12 oz (350 ml) water 
  • 1 eggplant sliced to 1mm on a meat slicer
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Cooking Instructions for Sous Vide Eggplant Croquant

For the Eggplant

Bring water and maltodextrin to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Vacuum seal eggplant slices on high, drain, and lay flat on a silicon mat with an additional silicon mat on top. (flat side down)

Bake in an oven at 180°F (82°C) for 15 minutes.

Remove the top silicon mat and continue to bake until eggplant slices can be turned over without damage to the chips.

Reduce heat to 125°F (52°C) and finish until fully dehydrated and crispy.

Store in an airtight container.


Want more like this? Our comprehensive book Champions of Sous Vide is a great collection of more than 70 sous vide recipes from two dozen top sous vide cooks.


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