I love vegetables; raw, roasted, grilled or fried. We live near an amazing farmers market and are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Eggplant can be prepared many different ways; Eggplant Parmesan, Eggplant Lasagna, roasted or grilled.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy it is fried.
My kids, who do not like eggplant, ate every single bite and asked for more!
1 large eggplant, sliced into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices.
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Canola oil for frying
Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in a separate bowl combine flour, salt and pepper. Dredge each piece of eggplant in the flour, coating thoroughly and then shaking to remove any excess flour. Fry eggplant for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve with marinara sauce, if desired.