Cut the eggplant into strips and place them in a large bowl with ice water. Put a plate on top of the eggplant to submerge it, and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Meanwhile, combine the flour, garlic powder, and salt.
Drain the eggplant, generously brush with olive oil and then dredge in the flour mixture until coated. Shake off the excess flour, and place the eggplant on a cooling rack on top of a large cookie sheet and bake at 500 degrees for 20 minutes.
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