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George Washington's Fried Eggplant

Yield 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 small eggplant
  • Salt
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make It

  1. Peel eggplant, and cut into 1/2- inch slices. Sprinkle each slice with salt. Let stand 30 minutes; rinse and drain well.

  2. Combine flour, salt, and pepper; add milk, egg yolks, and butter, mixing well. Dip eggplant slices into batter, and fry in hot oil (375°) until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.

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