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You Will Need
- A grill
- A steel brush
- A clean cloth
- Vegetable oil
- A pastry brush
- A male eggplant (optional)
Clean the grill
Clean the grill. For a charcoal grill, light some coals; with a gas grill, set it on high and close the lid. After about 20 minutes, let the grill cool. Then scrape off the burnt-on bits with a steel brush, and end by wiping down the grill with a clean cloth soaked in vegetable oil.
Heat the grill
Heat a gas or electric grill to medium. If it's a charcoal grill, wait until the coals are ash-colored.
Cut the eggplant
Rinse the eggplant and then cut it in half lengthwise. If it's large, cut it like you would a loaf of bread, into half-inch thick slices.
Salt the eggplant halves or slices and let them drain in a colander for 20 minutes; the salt removes the eggplant's bitterness. Then rinse off the salt and pat very dry with paper towels.
Brush with oil
Brush the eggplant generously with vegetable oil on all sides and salt to taste.
Grill until tender, turning occasionally, from six to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the slices.