Fried Eggplant

Fried eggplant is a great vegetarian dish that has a wonderful texture and is super satisfying.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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

Soak eggplant slices in buttermilk about 30 minutes.

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

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.

July 2003
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