What can you do with Eggplant, Tomatoes, Lettuce & Olive Oil? You can fry the eggplant and create an incredible salad.
About a week ago, I caught an episode of The Real Housewives Of Miami. On this episode the ladies met up for a cooking lesson and an argument about a charity event. Do the words “argument” and “charity event” ever belong in the same sentence?! Anyway, in the cooking lesson they learned to fry eggplant and to stack it with rounds of tomato and mozzarella cheese.
So I decided to create my own salad with fried eggplant…I ended up with a great salad and no argument 🙂
|Simply slice eggplant, dip in beaten egg white, then dredge in cheese/breadcrumb/flour mixture and you’re ready to fry.|
|Add a smashed clove of garlic to season the cooking oil…Yummy!|
|To keep crispy, transfer to a wire rack set atop a paper towel lined plate.|
About 10-12 rounds
1 small eggplant
1 egg white, beaten with 1/2 cup cold water
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 garlic clove, smashed
In a shallow dish mix Parmesan, bread crumbs, and flour. Cut eggplant in 1/4 inch slices and place in egg white mixture. Dredge in cheese/crumb mixture. Heat a small amount of oil(1/4 inch) in a heavy skillet along with smashed garlic. When oil is hot, pan fry the breaded eggplant for 3 minutes on one side, then 2 minutes on the 2nd side. Transfer to a wire rack atop a paper towel lined plate.
Make the Salad
1 cup salad greens, rinsed and dried
3 pieces of fried egg plant
3 slices of tomato
2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Plate salad greens, top with tomato and fried eggplant. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and red onion. Drizzle with olive oil. Salt & Pepper to taste.