Eggplant Recipe

Eggplant Milanese; a Classic Italian Preparation of Fried Aubergine

Fried eggplant is so special because of its crispy delicious exterior and tender juicy interior. These little "eggplant cutlets" are perfect with an arugula salad.

Step 1

Season the Flour and Breadcrumbs

The secret to making tasty Italian -Style fried food is to season it well at every stage. Parsley and Pecorino give the breading that classic Italian taste. 

Step 2

Dredge the Aubergine Slices in the Delicious Breading 

First flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. The flour step is necessary to help the breading bind to the eggplant without it falling off. 

Step 3

Fry the Eggplant Slices until Lightly Golden

They only take about 90 seconds on each side, or 3 minutes total. Don't let them burn! 


Serve with an arugula salad, or any cold, refreshing side dish.

Most restaurants serve "Milanese style" dishes with a simple arugula and tomato salad. But use whatever side you like!

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