I hope it’s not too late to give you this recipe – maybe you can still get your hands on some eggplant from the farm market. We had this a lot growing up and even as a kid I liked it – who doesn’t like flour, crackers, and butter together? If you’ve never eaten eggplant, you’ll be surprised at the taste – it’s really delicious and better than you may be imagining!
Easy Fried Eggplant
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups or so of your favorite crackers
- 1/2 cup of your favorite flour (einkorn flour, spelt flour, sprouted flour, etc.)
- sea salt and pepper to your own taste
- 1 eggplant
- pastured butter or ghee
Crack a couple eggs into a bowl and beat well. In another bowl make your breading. I use crushed crackers, sprouted flour, sea salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you’d like – no exact measurements, just toss it all together and mix it up. Peel and slice an eggplant into about 1/8” to 1/4” slices. Dip the eggplant in the egg, and then into the breading mixture. Fry in plenty of pastured butter or ghee until both sides are golden brown. I also salt the outsides again at this point.
Eat as a snack, or an appetizer, or serve with your favorite pasta and marinara sauce and a side of steamed veggies. Enjoy! How do you like to eat eggplant?