Fried Eggplant with Garlic
Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. I think it is an underestimated and underused vegetable. It tastes much better when fried. However, it can absorb much oil. I have learned that if I grill the eggplant first for a little, it will cook better and absorb less oil. This is a great side dish or an appetizer for a group of people. I also love to use the leftover to make an egg sandwich the next day. I tend to fry an egg and put it over the eggplant.
We have determined the nutritional value of olive oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.