Friday, July 13, 2012

Fried Eggplant

I saw a recipe on Brandi from Don't Disturb This Groove's blog for fried eggplant and thought,
I simply must try these... I was not disappointed, and neither was my 10 month old he ate two slices!

 I will be making these again tonight for meatless Thursday

If you enjoy eggplant and want a simple snack, give these a try!

1 large eggplant, sliced into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices.
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Canola oil for frying
Marinara sauce, optional

Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in a separate bowl combine flour, salt and pepper.  Dredge each piece of eggplant in the flour, coating thoroughly and then shaking to remove any excess flour.  Fry eggplant for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain.  Serve with marinara sauce, if desired.


Kerry said...

Hi Summer - I saw your post over on Katrina's blog, and my heart is breaking for them. Though I always read her blog, we connected more when we were both pregnant with our little one's last year, who are about a month apart. Though I am located in British Columbia, I would love to do whatever I can to help her and her family out! You can contact me at Please let me know if there are any efforts going on, or what I can do to support them!

Shades of Summer said...

Hello Kerry -

Thank you for inquiring about how you can help Katrina. I have some other bloggers with more social network connections assisting me and I am very grateful to them for their help. As soon as everything is in place, I will email and let you know how you can help out.


Brandi said...

Hey Summer! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe and little Asa too. Seeing your pictures makes me want to fry up another batch! Have a lovely weekend friend. Talk to you soon!

Shades of Summer said...

Brandi - These are delish! I want to get another eggplant right now and make more. I will probably make these very often since they are so easy and so tasty.

Angela said...

I love fried eggplant! :) I used to make eggplant parmesan fried in olive oil before changing my diet.

Thanks for letting us know about Katrina. Her family is in my prayers.

Shavonda said...

This post seriously came at the perfect time. This year I decided to plant eggplant in my garden for the first time and they've produced really well. I didnt grow up on eggplant, though so I have no idea how to prepare it! Being a southern girl I can appreciate fried anything recipe!! Im going to try this with the next eggplant I harvest. Thank you for sharing!