3 Methods To Cook Eggplant

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    Eggplant Recipe
    Mildly flavored eggplant is actually a fruit related to both the potato and tomato. Its shiny skin varies in color from familiar purple to yellow, red, green and white. One of the benefits of eggplant is its tendency to take on the flavor of foods and spices with which it is cooked.

    Check out these recipes for frying, broiling and baking eggplant.


    You will need:

    • 1 eggplant, peeled and sliced
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 3 beaten eggs
    • 2 cups bread crumbs

    1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in large skillet.

    2. Dip eggplant in egg, and then dip in bread crumbs.

    3. Set carefully in hot oil, and fry 2 or 3 minutes on each side. Eggplant should be golden brown.

    4. Set on paper towels to drain.


    You will need:

    • 1 eggplant, peeled and sliced into 1-inch rounds
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 3 cloves minced garlic

    1. Sprinkle eggplant rounds with salt, and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse slices, and pat dry.

    2. Preheat oven to broil.

    3. Set eggplant on greased baking sheet.

    4. Broil for 4 to 5 minutes.

    5. Take eggplant from oven, and brush with vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic.

    6. Broil an additional 5 minutes.


    You will need:

    • 2 eggplants, medium-size
    • 1 cup flour
    • 2 beaten eggs
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup olive oil
    • ½ pound mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
    • Tomato sauce

    1. Peel eggplant and cut into ¼-inch slices.

    2. Sprinkle slices with salt, and leave 1 hour.

    3. Pat slices dry. Dip in flour, and then dip in beaten egg.

    4. Fry in hot oil until slices turn golden brown.

    5. Set on paper towel to drain.

    6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

    7. Add thin layer of tomato sauce to bottom of casserole dish. Spread a layer of eggplant slices on top. Add a layer of mozzarella slices.

    8. Repeat until you have used all of the eggplant. End with mozzarella layer.

    9. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes, until cheese has melted.

    • Use eggplants within one or two days of purchase.
    • Look for smaller eggplants, which are sweeter and contain fewer seeds.
    Image Credit: Christopher Held
    Written By: Shannon R

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