How to grill an eggplant in your toaster

When I say toaster, I actually mean a panini press, George Foreman grill, or any one of those electrical sandwhich press grill thingies. I highly recommend those.

If you love eggplants, but are intimidated by the process of making them just like at the restaurant, fear no more. I got this.

You will need:

  • A sandwich press
  • 1 eggplant
  • oil or oil spray
  • salt
  • For the finishing touches: tahini or yogurt, rock salt, sumac (optional), chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat your sandwich press.
  2. Cut the eggplant’s edges, then cut the eggplant in half width wise.
  3. salt the eggplant pieces and place face down on the oiled grill. Close the lid.
  4. Cook for about 15 minutes, until charred and soft.
  5. Drizzle with yogurt or tahini, salt, sumac and chopped parsley.