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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 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.


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,

Stephanie said...

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

Love you, Mom!