Eggplant (Aubergine) Croutons

Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this recipe when I was watching my carbs. It was described as a substitute for salad croutons, and I think they would be great that way. But, I've also used them as a chip for hummus, and it is a great combination. By the way, Japanese eggplants are smaller skinny eggplants.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Slice eggplant into rounds and 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  3. Place slices directly on an oven rack, carefully laying them out so they don't fall between the bars. Bake for 20 minutes or until the eggplant shrinks and becomes dry.
  4. Lightly rinse each slice to remove excess salt. Pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Combine oil and paprika in a small frying pan.
  6. Oven medium-high heat, cook each slice on both sides until crips and browned, 3-4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

These are delightfully YUMMY! Oh what's more, DH who DETESTS aubergines, had a slice!! I served them with sour cream. I was a bit sceptical about drying out the slices in the oven, I have to admit, but I was completely wrong. Thank you Karen for sharing such a wonderful recipe. This is in my 'to-make-each-and-every-week' file already.

Aaliyah's&Aaron'sMum April 28, 2007

I really enjoyed how these turned out! It's important to let the eggplant get dry with the salting process, so don't skip it! Loved the flavor! Thanks Karen!

Sharon123 February 24, 2007