FRIED EGGPLANT

FRIED EGGPLANT

YIELDS: 4 Servings PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 8 mins TOTAL TIME: 13 mins

2 eggplants
2 eggs
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups Italian style breadcrumbs (or plain breadcrumbs seasoned with Italian seasoning)
½ cup canola oil
Ketchup, for dipping
Tools
Cutting board 
Knife
Large bowl 
Large skillet 

  1. Remove the skin from the eggplant and cut the eggplant into 1/4" slices.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the eggplant slices to the egg mixture and let them soak for 10-20 minutes, flipping halfway to ensure every side is coated.
  4. Pour the breadcrumbs into a large, shallow dish and set aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Test the oil by dropping a pinch of the breadcrumbs into it. If it immediately begins to sizzle, the oil is ready. (Cooking the eggplant in oil that is too cold will result in soggy eggplant.)
  7. Transfer one slice of eggplant into the breadcrumbs and coat evenly.
  8. Drop the eggplant into the hot oil and repeat with the remaining slices.
  9. Cook the eggplant for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  10. Serve with ketchup - just like mom used to! (It's good, trust me.)

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