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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fried eggplant

Our eggplant in the garden have been incredibly productive this year. It's a good thing we like eggplant!

In preparation for Hannah's birthday celebration, we made fried eggplant.




Eggplant in the garden basket. This is a Japanese eggplant. I had wanted to get seeds for the bigger Italian eggplant, but they weren't available when I needed them. In the end, we were glad for the smaller eggplant...it just takes more.




Slice 1/2" thick.





Dip in milk, then in a mixture of flour, salt and pepper.




Dip in egg, then seasoned breadcrumbs. We made ours.




Fry in oil. Drain on paper towel. Salt, if desired. Serve on a platter with Marinara Sauce and pretend you are at the Olive Garden--only it's better and cheaper! :*)


We will freeze some to have on hand for 'special meals' as an appetizer.

2 comments:

Mom/Nona said...

Very nice photos - and 'pretty' eggplant. The recipe sounds very tasty - too bad I've never acquired a taste for eggplant. But then - have never had Japanese eggplant. Maybe an appetizer taste for lunch next trip down there???

Love and Hugs for all,
M/N

Stephanie said...

We can do that...we could even bring some for your birthday, if that happens first!

Love you, Mom!