Food for gay men: Pickled Aubergine

Goes with pretty much everything.

Food for gay men: Pickled Aubergine

Handy to have in the cupboard.

I use this in wraps and sandwiches, or just part of a charcuterie board. Tasty.


  • 4 aubergine
  • Salt
  • Garlic - about 8 cloves
  • White vinegar - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin - about 1/4 teaspoon
  • Green chilli


  • Slice the aubergine into thick slices
  • Salt the sliced aubergine to remove extra liquid, then rinse and drain well.
  • Make the pickling liquid by combining the garlic, vinegar, and cumin.
  • Fry the aubergine in oil (an alternative method is to grill the aubergine)
  • Drain the oil from the cooked aubergine and then place into the pickling liquid.
  • You can fry the green chilli whole with the aubergine, or add in fresh sliced chilli into the pickling liquid.
  • Store in jars - add extra vinegar to ensure that the aubergines are completely covered.

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