Cheesy Fried Eggplant (Aubergine)

Recipe by Sharon123
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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel eggplant, and cut lengthwise into eight 1/4-inch slices.
  • Sprinkle both sides of slices with salt; allow to sit 30 minutes.
  • Rinse eggplant slices and pat both sides dry.
  • Combine breadcrumbs and 1/4 teaspoons salt.
  • Place slice of cheese between 2 slices of eggplant, trimming cheese to fit.
  • Dip eggplant-cheese sandwich in egg, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
  • Fry in hot oil until golden brown, cooking a few slices at a time.
  • Cut French bread into 5 to 6-inch portions (to fit length of eggplant).
  • Split in half lengthwise; toast.
  • Place lettuce and tomato on 4 slices of French bread; top with eggplant and remaining bread slices.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
  • Note: Fried eggplant slices may be served as a side dish or quartered and served as an appetizer with commercial (or homemade!) pizza sauce.
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