Spicy Eggplant Cutlets

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Wish I Could Cook

Eggplant cutlets make a healthy vegetarian entree that can be sliced and chewed just like meat, so it's a popular option for those new to vegetarian eating. In this recipe, thick eggplant slices are baked in the oven in a flavorful marinade. This eggplant recipe is also low in fat, vegan, and cholesterol-free. Originally found on vegetarian.about.com.

Top Review by Sharon123

Nice way to fix eggplant! I used sriracha sauce instead of Tabasco, scaled the recipe down to one small eggplant. Thanks! Made for Vegetarian Swap Feb. 2013.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the eggplant into one-inch thick round cutlets and sprinkle each piece with a bit of salt. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes, then gently rinse and pat dry.
  3. Arrange the eggplant cutlets in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Whisk together the remaining ingredients, except salt and pepper and brush this marinade onto each side of each piece of eggplant.
  5. Bake for 7- 8 minutes. Brush with marinade again, and turn pieces over, then bake for another 7 - 8 minutes.
  6. Heat oven to the broil setting, and broil for 2 - 3 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
  7. These are delicious on their own, but you could also serve with additional hot sauce, if you like.

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