Exploding eggplant

A general warning that one should always be sure to pierce the skin of an eggplant that is to be roasted… otherwise, one may hear a muffled “pop” 15 minutes after putting it in the oven and later discover an exploded aubergine.

The skin may split longitudinally and a fair amount of its flesh may blow out:

And the mess left in the oven may required some cleaning:

You may also feel like a bit of a goose… because it’s pretty obvious really.

Note: I realise that I’ve been posting about food a lot recently. I’ll try to get back to posting about other things (eg. games and programming) as well; I’ve been doing some web and graphics programming recently.