This is a great side dish that I learned about while teaching English in China. It goes well as a side dish with seafood, burgers, barbecued meats or almost anything!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a shallow bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Place the eggs in a separate bowl.

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. A few at a time, dip the eggplant pieces into the egg, then into the flour mixture, then back into the egg, and back into the flour mixture. Fry the eggplant in the hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

357.3 calories; 9.6 g protein; 58.8 g carbohydrates; 62 mg cholesterol; 28.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2008
This tasted good using StoveTop cornbread stuffing (processed finely) instead of the flour mixture, and had a lot of flavor. I cut them in 1/2 inch thick circles instead of julienne-style, and used mayo for dipping. Even my 12-year-old and 3-year-old liked them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2003
Bland, but much better with extra salt, pepper & garlic powder added to flour mixture. I had extra zucchini so "french fried" it as well; it turned out FAR SUPERIOR to the eggplant. The zuccini was a HIT WITH OUR 5 YEAR OLD! Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2003
Bland, but much better with extra salt, pepper & garlic powder added to flour mixture. I had extra zucchini so "french fried" it as well; it turned out FAR SUPERIOR to the eggplant. The zuccini was a HIT WITH OUR 5 YEAR OLD! Read More
(25)
Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2003
Pretty messy to make tasted pretty good but bland and not worth all the effort in my opinion. Maybe would be better with some spices added to the cornmeal/flour coating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2008
This tasted good using StoveTop cornbread stuffing (processed finely) instead of the flour mixture, and had a lot of flavor. I cut them in 1/2 inch thick circles instead of julienne-style, and used mayo for dipping. Even my 12-year-old and 3-year-old liked them. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2011
much better with italian bread crumbs with parm cheese added....and since they get more of an italian twist this way try dippin them in a maranara sauce!!! let me know what u think!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2005
With ranch these were okay. They're bland otherwise. They were incredibly messy to make. Maybe a deep fryer would work better. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
A kid favorite at our house. We where shocked!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/09/2006
Very overated. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/19/2009
I'm not an expert cook by any means but the breading was somewhat bland and the oil combination caused a ton of smoke in my house. The eggplant tasted ok after we added an excess amount of cayenne and salt and pepper.. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2005
Limp greasy. Sorry Read More
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