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Fried Eggplant

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
Fried eggplant is a great vegetarian dish that has a wonderful texture and is super satisfying.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle both sides of eggplant slices evenly with salt; place on layers of paper towels, and let stand 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.

  2. Soak eggplant slices in buttermilk about 30 minutes.

  3. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients. Drain eggplant slices, and dredge in flour mixture.

  4. Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a large cast-iron skillet, heat to 375°. Fry eggplant slices 3 minutes or until golden.