Friday, July 1, 2011

Fried Eggplant


It's not, "Rocket Science..."


Just darn good, delicious food...




AND WITH THE LEFTOVER FREID EGGPLANT...WHY NOT TRY THESE, Fried Eggplant Pizzas with San Marzano Tomatoes and Marinated Fresh Mozzarella!

Fried Eggplant

Slice the eggplant 1/4 inch thick

Place eggplant slices in a shallow bowl filled with AP Flour (go ahead and add some spices if would like, for instance garlic powder, cayenne pepper, kosher salt and pepper) shake off excess flour

Dredge the floured eggplant slices in beaten egg

Next, place your eggplant slices in panko and press the panko onto the eggplant slices until fully covered

Place panko covered eggplant on a clean flat surface while you heat your oil

Heat vegetable oil (about 1-2 inches deep) to 360-370 degrees

Carefully fry the eggplant slices (I did two at a time) until golden brown. You'll have to flip them once or twice.

Drain your fried eggplant slices on paper towels or a brown paper bag. Season w/salt and pepper.

Serve Fried Eggplant with your favorite marinara sauce or ranch dressing.



Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

I have an eggplant in my fridge that's just sitting there...waiting for a purpose in life - and here comes you with this. Awesome! I know what's for lunch tomorrow :)

Nicole said...

Not rocket science, but you've got the knack for the photography and presentation too! Looks so tasty. How do you do it?
Lovely posts lately! We were at the Beach for a week with no internet and that was actually a nice break, but I got really behind in all my food reading!

Anonymous said...

Simple and beautiful. I love how easy this recipe is!

Maria @ A Platter of Figs

StephenC said...

I am opposed to the deep fry. I wonder if a bit of baking of the eggplant and then a quick shallow fry in very hot oil would work.

mutfak gazetesi said...

çok güzel.

tasteofbeirut said...

In the Middle East people love eggplant; I grew up hating them and now I can't have enough of them! Frying them is delicious (the hell with the calories!) as well as roasting them and grilling them~

sherri@crunchtimefood said...

Wow, this is some good looking eggplant - hard to make fried food look fresh and eat-off-the-screen good. And if one is going to fry, best that it's vegetables. I might give this one a whirl with my abundant zucchini.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! I love eggplants and I cant wait to try this.

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said...

OH this is SO getting made TONIGHT! I love love LOVE EGGPLANT! I could eat it every night! I love the texture of it! I am so glad you posted this!

We just started following you we saw you on food gawker! Cannot wait for some recipes!!