Fried Eggplant Recipe #meatlessmeal

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I was determined to make a better eggplant parm that I could enjoy as much as everyone else did, and one that was quicker and easier.

Instead of doing it like a baked dish with long slices, I made small eggplant parm appetizers! Here is the recipe:

Fried Eggplant Parm Bites

Ingredients:

Eggplant

Vegetable Oil

Tomato Sauce

Seasonings of your choice (I used garlic, salt, and pepper)

2 Eggs

Bread Crumbs

Mozzarella cheese

Directions:

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1. Wash and dry your eggplant (before ever making EP I was so intimidated by its leathery exterior, dont be!)

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2. Remove the skin. (I kept the skin on my last eggplant dish and found it hard to eat.)

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3. Slice your eggplant.

*Now is a good time to put a little oil in a shallow pan so that it can be hot and ready to fry!*

4. Season eggplant w/ salt, pepper and garlic. (I have learned that EP by itself has NO taste, so please season!)

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6. Dip eggplant in bread crumbs. (if you prefer to bread your eggplant before seasoning feel free to do so.)

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7. Throw eggplant slices in the pan to fry.

*This probably goes without saying but if the oil does not sizzle when placing the food in the pan, it is not hot enough and the food will be soggy with oil. Medium heat will suffice throughout!

After you have fried up all your eggplant!

1. Put a layer of sauce  at the bottom of a baking pan

2. Lay fried eggplant on top (Do not stack eggplant let them lay flat)

3. Put a thin layer of sauce on top of the eggplant

(between my eggplant and second layer of sauce I added a homemade cheese sauce I made; flour, butter, milk,  Cayenne pepper, salt, mozzarella cheese mixed together over low heat).

4. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Pop that in the oven just long enough for the sauce to heat and cheese to melt!

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Happy Eating

Ms. Get Right

 

 

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Eating Animals vs. Smoking Cigarettes

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Sorry for not posting yesterday. I was OOTO (out of the office). But hopefully today’s post makes up for things.

Eating Animals vs. Smoking Cigarettes

Which is worse for you? Which is harder to quit?

The other day my boyfriend and I were discussing our son and his current diet. At 4 months he eats rice cereal (which I initially opposed) and vegetables; and of course he drinks water and breastmilk.

Soon enough it will be time to introduce MEAT!

Now for me that was no big deal, however Dad is a vegetarian, who has been trying to get me off of meat ever since we met. But I am a carnivore who LOVES A HEARTY STEAK.

I introduced a wager. Starting the month of March he will stop smoking and I will eat NO MEAT (however I will still have seafood). If either of us is caught sneaking, then all bets are off!

Luckily for me I have been trying to cut back my calorie intake and this bet will push me to monitor my eating (and hopefully lose a couple pounds too). As far as Dad is concerned I REALLY want him to kick that stinky habit and since lung cancer doesn’t scare him; maybe the thought of his son ingesting meat will be enough for him to put down the cigarettes.

Lets see who has more will power. (I think it is me). I am excited to learn and post meat-less and filling recipes, so that is something to look forward to, i guess!

My next Post will be a review of Dinosaur BBQ, so be sure to come back tomorrow.

Ms. Get Right