Spicy Cajun Deep Fried Eggplant

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 2-3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, the cornmeal, and the spices. Whisk to combine. In a second bowl, whisk together the eggs, the milk, and the hot sauce.
  • Dip the eggplant slices first into the cornmeal mixture, then into the egg mixture, then back into the cornmeal mixture. Place on a metal baking sheet.
  • Heat the oven to 200°F Place an empty baking sheet in the oven.
  • Meanwhile, in a large, heavy (cast iron is best) skillet, heat 2 – 3 inches of vegetable oil over medium high heat to 350°F If the oil begins to smoke, remove the skillet from the heat until it cools down slightly.
  • With tongs, carefully drop 3 - 5 of the coated eggplant slices into the hot oil. Do not overcrowd or the eggplant will simmer and not crisp up. Cook the eggplant until golden, then carefully turn over, about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Drain briefly on paper towels. To keep warm until serving, place the fried eggplant slice in a single layer on the baking sheet in the oven.
  • Allow the oil to return to 350°F before frying up the next batch.
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