You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Recipes Fried Eggplant Recipe: A Vegetarian Main Dish Fried Eggplant Recipe: A Vegetarian Main Dish by plevine May 20, 2011, 5:00 am Here’s a great main dish that my mother used to make every Thursday night which was our “vegetable dinner night.” This eggplant recipe makes a hearty main dish with a salad or some greens on the side. Fried Eggplant Recipe Ingredients 1 medium eggplant, peeled and sliced about 1/2″ thick egg wash – I use 2 eggs and a little cream, but you can substitute soy or almond milk instead 1c seasoned bread crumbs 1t each garlic powder and thyme Lots of sunflower oil Cooking Directions Beat the eggs and prepare the wash with some garlic powder and thyme. After you cut the eggplant, dip each piece in the egg wash and coat with bread crumbs and set aside. Heat the pan and add the oil so you have about a 1/4″ deep in the pan. Fry the eggplant until golden brown on both sides (the first batch takes some time and then it speeds up a lot so be careful not to burn it!) When the eggplant is done, place on a dish or pan with paper towel or kitchen rag to absorb excess oil. To make this dish a big healthier, you can bake the eggplant on a greased cookie sheet instead. Just preheat the oven to 425F and bake for 10 minutes, flip, and bake until the other side browns (about 10 minutes more). You can serve this with a plain marinara sauce or a basil tomato sauce and it is a great main dish. You must have some fresh Italian bread to go with it and of course, the Chianti. Enjoy! Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by chichacha See more Previous article Exploding Chinese Melons Next article Sustainable Wine Review: eco.love Wines: A New Breed of Winery One Ping Pingback:Fried Eggplant Recipe: A Vegetarian Main Dish » Recipes News Today Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.