Thursday, September 13, 2012

600 Aubergines

Those recipe online features that recompute ingredient amounts? You may want to be alert about those.

3 chilies, 6 cloves garlic, 2 stalks lemongrass... check, check, check.

600 aubergines, quartered lengthwise, then halved? These people really like eggplant. And not very spicy eggplant.

This is why estimating is a useful mathematical skill.

1 comment:

karrde said...

Did someone strike the "0" button once or twice more than necessary?

Or was some other error at work there?

Since all the other ingredients (you quote) are in countable-on-the-fingers amounts, I would suspect that the same should be true of the aubergines.