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Easy Fried Eggplant Recipe
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Easy Fried Eggplant
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Easy Fried Eggplant

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"An easy and quick way to prepare eggplant, and tasty too! I serve it with sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh green beans and bread and butter. An inexpensive meal from my childhood and still a favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in crumbs, and place in hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2003

This recipe was pretty good. However, I suggest to not use plain bread crumbs. If you do, add some spices of your own. I made this last night with plain bread crumbs. After I sampled one I realized how bland it tasted. So I sprinkled the eggplants with Garlic Salt, Pepper, and Lawry's Seasoning Salt. That definatley gave it the extra punch I needed after using plain bread crumbs.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 03, 2011

There is nothing spectacular about this recipe. It lacks salt, the amount of oil is laughably small, and the cooking time is way too short. You will never fry a whole eggplant in 2 tablespoons oil because eggplant are oil sponges..

Jul 19, 2004

I love fried eggplant, but I haven't made it in a couple of years because I was taught to deep-fry the eggplant slices, and I try to avoid deep-frying our food. But I was really craving it tonight and found this very easy recipe here. After reading the reviews, I decided to try frying the eggplant in fat-free olive oil cooking spray. Delicious and guilt-free! I used seasoned bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, with salt and pepper added for flavor. Even my picky kids loved it. I'm only sad that my husband - who swears that he's not picky - wouldn't even touch it, because he says he hates eggplant. I'm sure he'd change his mind if he gave this recipe a try!

Oct 12, 2003

Cooked for my husband and he absolutely loved it. I even double dipped into the egg again and then dipped into grated parmesan cheese for an additional flavor. This recipe was extremely easy and I will definitely do this one again.

Nov 01, 2007

eggplant soaks up oil like a sponge- be careful or your eggplant will be soggy!

Jun 24, 2003

The best way to fry eggplant is also the simplest! This was delicious! I left the peels on. I also took the advice of a previous reviewer and added salt and coarse black pepper to the egg. Yummy!

Nov 06, 2004

My mother fixed fried eggplant when I was a kid. I didn't care for it then, so I was skeptical. But a friend gave me an eggplant, so I wanted to use it and decided to give this recipe a shot. It was fantastic. I learned that I much prefer thin slices. The eggplant browns quickly, so be prepared to watch it like a hawk. Brown is good; black is not. I didn't burn any, but it was close. As other reviewers suggest, I mixed some grated parmesan cheese with bread crumbs. When finished, make sure you give the eggplant plenty of salt. It was great plain, but in reading other reviews, I'm going to use spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese for a nice main course of leftovers. I used the fried eggplant as a side dish today, but as eggplant parmesan, it will work great as a main dish.

Aug 02, 2007

I tried this recipe because it looked the easiest, but Oh My... was it ever so tasty. My mother used to hate eggplant until tonight. I did add salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder & seasoning salt to my egg wash and also used the Italian style bread crumbs...and the seller is the fact that my 4 year old won't stop eating them! Yay!


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  • Calories
  • 357 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.8 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 140 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 451 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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