Crispy Fried Eggplant (Aubergine)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 mins

No more soggy eggplant!The secret is in the cornstarch.It keeps the eggplant crisp.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel eggplant and slice into 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Add salt to egg and beat.
  3. Add cheese to breadcrumbs.
  4. Dip eggplant slices into cornstarch and shake off excess.
  5. Dip into egg.
  6. Press breadcrumb onto slices.
  7. Fry till golden.
  8. Salt to taste.


Most Helpful

Perfect Eggplant! Just what I was looking for. I made it on Saturday night, planning to assemble it into eggplant parmagiana today. Good thing I tripled the recipe and cooked up 3 eggplants. My kids....yes KIDS....could not get enough of the freshly fried eggplant. I think they ate 1 whole eggplant between them, including my picky 7 year old. I used Italian Breadcrumbs, not fresh. I cooled the fried eggplant slices and stored them in ziploc bags until today and went ahead with my parmagiana plan. With the cheese and sauce, you could not tell the eggplant was not made fresh today. Everyone raved. The one suggestion I would make it to salt the eggplant for an hour, then rinse and pat dry. This sweats out the bitter juices and condenses the air pockets in the vegetable, so it absorbs less oil. Yes, it is an extra step....but it is worth it. Thanks for the recipe!

LizP December 25, 2006

Good plan i used it on mine and topped it with white chedder and provalon cheese Yummy! Thanks for the tip.

golddigge-wally September 13, 2011

Oh wow, these were good! I added a little seasoned salt and garlic powder to the mix and EVERY child at our cookout that "hated" eggplant (one actually wouldn't come near the eggplant when I showed it to her before I sliced it) chomped these puppies down! It was a raving success!

PSU Lioness June 17, 2011

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