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how do I preserve eggplant in oil. How long will it keep?

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Kraethi (author)2009-08-08

Yes, that seems to be the case. It will keep for a long time... and the longer the better, because you can strain off the oil later and use it as eggplant flavored oil. If you would like that kind of thing.

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lemonie (author)2009-07-25

Preservation generally prevents the growth of bacteria and / or fungi. The oil excludes air (and organisms) but you generally need to treat the vegetable also.
See these?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/428728
http://www.recipegoldmine.com/worlditalianCH/eggplant-under-oil.html
(note the use of salt as a preservative)

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