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Fried Eggplants

Fried Eggplants

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Not everyone’s a fan of eggplants, but this Fried Eggplants recipe is so good, even if you don’t like eggplants usually, you might be a fan! What else is awesome about this dish is that it’s super easy to make too.

Can you freeze fried eggplant

Yes, you can you freeze fried eggplant. So if you are planning to make this dish, which calls for one large American eggplant and are worried you will not be able to finish it, one option is to freeze for later. It will keep for about 3-4 months.

How to freeze fried eggplant

After making fried eggplants and allowing them to cool, place in covered airtight containers or zip lock bags, and pop it in the freezer.

If you do not have time to allow them to cool, you can place them on a baking dish or plate without overlapping, cover with aluminum foil, and put it in the freezer for about 2 hours. This will allow them to freeze individually, and then place in a airtight container or zip lock bag for up to 3-4 months. This allows it to not stick together.

How many minutes to fry eggplant

If the eggplants are cut about 1/4 inch thick slices, it should only take 1-2 minutes per side with the heated oil at 375 degrees. However, the best way to tell is when the eggplants turn golden brown.

One tip is to check the bottom every 10 seconds or so to see if the bottom is golden brown, if it is, then flip it over to cook the other side evenly.

How to prepare eggplant for frying

Depending on if you prefer your eggplants with or without skin, you can use a peeler to remove the skin. If you do not mind the skin or prefer skin on, you can leave it on. Then, you want to cut eggplants in to 1/4 inch thick slices.

How do you make fried eggplant

First gather your ingredients:

If you prefer your fried eggplants without skin, use a peeler and remove eggplant skin. If you do not, you can skip this step. Cut eggplants in to 1/4 inch thick slices.

In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs with the milk. In another medium sized bowl, mix together the Italian style breadcrumbs and salt.

With a fork or tongs dip the eggplants in the egg and milk mixture, allowing it to be covered with mixture. Then move them to the breadcrumbs, making sure to cover it with breadcrumbs. Place coated eggplants to a plate aside.

Prepare a baking dish covered with paper towel – this is for sucking out excess oil when we are done frying.

In a deep, heavy skillet, add about 1 inch of oil, and heat to about 375 degrees. Add eggplants to the pan in batches. Cook about 1-2 minutes per side, or until the eggplants turn golden brown. Remove from heat and place on paper towel baking dish.

fried eggplants
fried eggplants

Allow to cool before eating!

Fried Eggplants

Fried Eggplants

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large American eggplant
  • 2 cups Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • Canola oil, as needed
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

    1. If you prefer your fried eggplants without skin, use a peeler and remove eggplant skin. If you do not, you can skip this step. Cut eggplants in to 1/4 inch thick slices.
    2. In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs with the milk. In another medium sized bowl, mix together the Italian style breadcrumbs and salt.
    3. With a fork or tongs dip the eggplants in the egg and milk mixture, allowing it to be covered with mixture. Then move them to the breadcrumbs, making sure to cover it with breadcrumbs. Place coated eggplants to a plate aside.
    4. Prepare a baking dish covered with paper towel – this is for sucking out excess oil when we are done frying.
    5. In a deep, heavy skillet, add about 1 inch of oil, and heat to about 375 degrees. Add eggplants to the pan in batches. Cook about 1-2 minutes per side, or until the eggplants turn golden brown. Remove from heat and place on paper towel baking dish.
    6. Allow to cool before eating.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 406mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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