Baby eggplants are also called Continental or Lebanese eggplants. They are a slender elongated cucumber with dark purple skin but can also be light green and white. Choose firm unblemished eggplants. Baby eggplants have spongy absorbent flesh that absorbs flavours well. They can be added to braises, fried, roasted whole or in pieces, fried or grilled. Available all year round with peak season November to March.