I'm pretty sure they are the Japanese variety-I don't like as well as the rounder, fatter ones either--but they look good and as far as I know can be prepared the same. Sounded like a fun time at the ball game--thanks for the details(especially menu!!!)Terry G
Mostly I use the skinny eggplants to hit Jeffrey with. They are kind of bat like and thus lend themselves to spousal torture.
Long and skinny are great for grilling ... split 'em in half, brush with some olive oil, get some char marks on them over coals then move off & cook with indirect heat until tender.Yum! (it's Ann BTW)
Wish we had a grill ... maybe I could do the same thing under the broiler?
Try this, it's all kinds of eggplant advice from a Turkish lady who appears to know her eggplants:http://www.taunton.com/finecooking/articles/how-to/cook-eggplant-to-perfection.aspxAnn again, I'm going to have to get an identity!
Whoops, my link got truncated (hate when that happens, try this:http://tinyurl.com/2cebr7I learned how to tinyurl from Adam!
It's days like today that I miss my backup brain... hope you're doing well, Kat.Rox