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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

357.1 calories; 13 g protein; 45.8 g carbohydrates; 139.5 mg cholesterol; 451 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/03/2011
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.. Read More
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307 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 177
  • 4 star values: 81
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2007
eggplant soaks up oil like a sponge- be careful or your eggplant will be soggy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
This recipe is a real keeper the family loved it. I used pre-seasond Italian bread crumbs and olive oil. I needed to turn the heat down and add more oil than the recipe called for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
This recipe is basically the way I used to make eggplant but with seasoned crumbs and some added spices. I found it was too greasy but who doesn't love some fat flavor, lol. Eggplant soaks up a lot of oil in frying. Now I preheat the oven to 400 degrees, put alum foil on the baking pans, spray the pans with olive oil, put the breaded eggplant on the pans, spray the top of the eggplant with oil and cook until fork tender. It depends on how thick you cut the slices. Most times 10-15 minutes will do and it still comes out nice and crispy. You still get the flavor of frying without so much fat and this is an easier and cleaner method of oven frying eggplant. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/03/2011
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.. Read More
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