fried eggplant

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Boy, I can't even explain how much my son loves this! Both of my kids love eggplant and look forward to getting some when we go to a local farm in town.  

They always leave saying they grow the best eggplants and can't wait to go home and cook them.

This is such a great appetizer or even lunch.  A lot of times we do this for a quick meatless lunch. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Slap ya mama cajun seasoning
  • Marinara for dipping (optional)
  • Oil for frying (at least about 2 inches in pot or deep frying them is even better)

Directions:

  • Get 3 bowls and set up "assembly" line
  • Put flour in one, eggs in the 2nd, and Italian bread crumbs in the 3rd
  • Slice up your eggplant
  • Heat up oil to about 325
  • Dip the eggplant slices in the flour, then dip in the egg and then dip in the bread crumbs last
  • Place in hot oil and flip when golden
  • Be careful with the oil as if it gets too hot the eggplant will burn fast
  • Sprinkle the slap ya mama seasoning on top when they come out!

 

The "batter" assembly line

The "batter" assembly line