Kittencal's Fried Eggplant Slices (Vegetarian)

“I make this often especially using my summer's crop of eggplant, I would strongly suggest to use only olive oil for frying it really adds to the flavor, use dry breadcrumbs only for this, to save time bread all the eggplant slices ahead of frying and place on a baking sheet so you will have them ready to transfer to the skillet --- you may "sweat" the eggplant slices by sprinkling both sides lightly with salt and drain in a colander for 1 hour, rinse lightly under cold water then pat dry with paper towels.”
READY IN:
26mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut the peeled eggplant into about 1/2-inch thick slices.
  2. In a shallow bowl whisk eggs with water.
  3. In another shallow bowl combine breadcrumbs with Parmesan cheese, dried parsley, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt and black pepper.
  4. Heat about 3/4 to 1-inch of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat (the oil should be hot before adding in the slices).
  5. Dip the eggplant slices firstly into the egg mixture, then coat both sides with breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Place the slices into the hot oil and fry only until light golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side (after frying one eggplant you may need to add in more oil to the skillet).
  7. Remove to a large serving plate (these are best when served right away).

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