24 July 2009

Amazing Eggplant Fries

I found a recipe for Eggplant Fries about two hours ago that simply beggared belief. Given the length in text and the number of pictures, it looked so simple, so quick. It was.

The recipe below was adjusted slightly from this website, and I can categorically state it was magnificent:

1 avg size eggplant
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. granulated garlic
pinch dried oregano
pinch dried parsley
1 Tbls. sea salt
1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
olive oil
  • Shave the skin (not sure why, but it didn't take long with veg peeler)
  • While doing this, heat the skillet with oil enough to coat the bottom slightly
  • Cut the eggplant into french-fry-shaped pieces about 3-4 inches in length
  • Plop / dredge them in the flour/spices dry mix
  • Drop them into the skillet, turning as they brown
  • Remove from skillet when browned on all sides
From start to finish, it took me about 15 minutes, and while they were good on their own, a drizzle of Costco's Spinach Salad dressing (the stuff that comes with the spinach salads) worked very nicely.

For myself, I prefer the innards of the eggplant to be the consistency of a good crisp french fry, but you can probably enjoy them softer... For this carnivore, I'll be doing eggplant more frequently from now on.

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