Crispy Fried Eggplant Recipe – Better Than Meat

Now, this crispy fried eggplant recipe will convince even avid carnivores to eat vegetables (and fruit) more often. My husband who loves his steaks can’t go past these delightful and tasty crispy eggplant slices.

Especially when I serve them with our flavorsome dip made with a mix of sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped chives, grated garlic, and olive oil.

eggplant covered in panko crumbs
eggplant ready to be pan-fried

Eggplant or Aubergine is actually a fruit (read more) that is widely used in cuisines around the world. Think of the Greek dish Moussaka, the Middle Eastern dip Baba Ganoush, or the French staple dish ratatouille. The list could go on…

Other vegetarian dishes we love: The BEST Stuffed Mushrooms With Cream Cheese and Scrumptious Tortilla Egg Rolls.

Eggplant has to be eaten cooked. It has the ability to absorb any flavors which makes it perfect for all sorts of dishes.

Because eggplant has a similar texture to meat, it is widely used in vegetarian and vegan cooking.

crispy fried eggplant
Eggplant perfectly cooked in lots of olive oil

My crispy pan-fried eggplant recipe is very simple and requires only three ingredients: eggs, panko crumbs, and extra virgin olive oil for frying.

Instead of panko breadcrumbs, you can also use fine breadcrumbs. The choice is yours.

Of course, you need salt and pepper for seasoning, and don’t forget to make the accompanying dip to go with it. It is worth it.

crispy fried eggplant
Crispy fried eggplant served with a dip

I do love to make this pan-fried eggplant dish to have as an appetizer, to have as a side dish with spaghetti marinara, or to take to pot luck dinners.

Try it for yourself and let me know in the comments below how you liked it.

Crispy Fried Eggplant – Better Than Meat

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