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Cheesy Fried Eggplant (Aubergine)

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“This may be served as an appetizer with pizza sauce, or for a tasty sandwich, layer between toasted French bread slices!”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel eggplant, and cut lengthwise into eight 1/4-inch slices.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of slices with salt; allow to sit 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse eggplant slices and pat both sides dry.
  4. Combine breadcrumbs and 1/4 teaspoons salt.
  5. Place slice of cheese between 2 slices of eggplant, trimming cheese to fit.
  6. Dip eggplant-cheese sandwich in egg, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
  7. Fry in hot oil until golden brown, cooking a few slices at a time.
  8. Cut French bread into 5 to 6-inch portions (to fit length of eggplant).
  9. Split in half lengthwise; toast.
  10. Place lettuce and tomato on 4 slices of French bread; top with eggplant and remaining bread slices.
  11. Yield: 4 servings.
  12. Note: Fried eggplant slices may be served as a side dish or quartered and served as an appetizer with commercial (or homemade!) pizza sauce.

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