50 People Try to Cut and Prep an Eggplant

You may not know this, but the eggplant emoji is actually based on a real-life vegetable (or fruit, if you want to get technical). That's right, it blew our minds too. Anyway, watch as 50 people try to cut and prep a beautiful, purple eggplant!

Released on 7/22/2019

Transcript

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To me the eggplant emoji means excitement.
00:06
Let's I'm gonna finish it at that.
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Eggplant.
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Ooh, eggplant makes a fun noise when you hit it.
00:17
This I like.
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I am half Italian so this is not only an eggplant,
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it's a [speaking in Italian].
00:23
Melanzana.
00:25
An aubergine.
00:26
Aubergine.
00:27
Cucumber?
00:28
I have an emoji.
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This is the enemy from Courage the Cowardly Dog.
00:31
Cube it?
00:33
Cubing eggplant.
00:35
You could definitely peel it.
00:43
Hey, look, it's getting the skin off
00:45
so that is a good start.
00:47
I'll just peel off everything.
00:50
Yeah.
00:51
You don't need to skin it, right?
00:52
We're gonna, we're gonna chop it.
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Square off the ends.
01:00
I cut it down the center like this.
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Cutting it in half.
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Get some of the seeds out.
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Somethin' tells me you're not supposed
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to have all the seeds in here.
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Don't cut your fingers.
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So much eggplant here to enjoy.
01:20
Don't let any of it go to waste.
01:24
I think I messed this up.
01:28
That's kind of a cube.
01:29
I wonder if it bounces.
01:31
Nope, not really.
01:32
It's definitely the least efficient way to do this.
01:36
I'm gonna see what this does.
01:38
The eye of Sauron.
01:41
Aha!
01:44
Bap, ba, what's that?
01:48
A cube, huh?
01:49
Oh.
01:51
[Director] You okay?
01:52
Yeah I cut myself.
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I'm bleeding, I'm bleeding.
01:54
We shall cube this eggplant.
01:56
First you take off your little hat.
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I like to call this like the little Kermit the Frog collar.
02:04
Just get the bottom.
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I'm not gonna peel it.
02:08
I prefer the skin to be on.
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Cut it in half.
02:13
Cut to it make some baba ghanoush.
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Start cutting planks.
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Cut it into slices first that are
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about just under an inch thick.
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We really don't mind the seeds.
02:27
So they're actually like that.
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And this.
02:32
Chop it across.
02:37
I'm just making cubes out of matchsticks.
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And voila.
02:42
My cubes.
02:47
We are going to dice an eggplant here.
02:50
Usually the first thing that comes up with an eggplant
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is should I peel it or not peel it.
02:53
Most of the bitterness in the eggplant
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comes from the seeds and the skin okay?
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So, if you're worried about it being bitter,
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go ahead and take the skin off.
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One really fun trick that you can do
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is just peel strips.
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You get a little bit of the flavor from the peel
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without it being overwhelming.
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Get rid of the stem so that I don't have to cut through it.
03:13
And then I'm gonna just cut my eggplant in half lengthwise
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all the way down.
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If I wanna do sort of a half moon shape,
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maybe for a roasted eggplant, I'm just gonna come through
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and slice 'em just like this.
03:25
If, however, I wanna dice my eggplant
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or something like that, kinda pinch the top of the eggplant
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like that and then I'm just going to make a horizontal cut
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across the eggplant like that.
03:34
Turn this guy the other direction on the board
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and I'm gonna make two or three cuts.
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So then I've basically cut a grid pattern into my eggplant.
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I'm gonna take my knife, again,
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keep that hand nice and tight, fingertips tucked in
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and I'm just gonna come down
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and just glide right through that eggplant.
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Eggplants are nice and soft and easy to dice.
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And there we have our diced eggplant.
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That's a big handful of cubes, baby.
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There ya go.
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These are my eggplant cubes.
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This is my wounded finger from getting them.
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