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Sous Vide Eggplant “Fondue” Recipe

Sous vide eggplant fondue

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I've often thought about the early days of the French Laundry cookbook and how it shaped my way of thinking. By no means is it a holy grail of a book; it certainly has its flaws. I mostly admire and draw from the stories and anecdotal sections of recipes like these. There's a section that references cooking eggplant low and slow until it forms a fondue like texture. That line was the single point of inspiration for this sous vide eggplant "fondue" technique. 


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Sous Vide Eggplant "Fondue" Recipe

  • Published: October 22, 2021
  • By Culinary Vegetable Institute 
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Cooks: 185°F (85°C) for 8 hours

Ingredients for Sous Vide Eggplant "Fondue"

  • For the Eggplant

  • 1 lb (450g) eggplant peeled and diced 
  • 1/2 lb (225g) unsalted butter 
  • 1/4 onion small dice 
  • 1 fresh bay leaf 
  • Salt
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Cooking Instructions for Sous Vide Eggplant "Fondue"

For the Eggplant

Working quickly to curb oxidation, combine all ingredients in a vacuum bag and compress fully. Cook sous vide at 185°F (85°C) for 8 hours. Allow to cool slightly.

Taste and do what you want at this point. Serve immediately or process in a food processor or pass through a tammis or a ricer or drain excess butter and water and blend until smooth. Adjust as needed.


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