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Fried Eggplant With Parmesan And Basil

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Ingredients
  Eggplant 1 (Medium Large Size)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3
  Chopped basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (2 Handful)
  Basil leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (2 Handful)
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Plus Reserves)
  Finely grated parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coarsely grated parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bread slice 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Dried Out)
  Bacon grease 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Spaghetti sauce 8 Ounce (1/3 Of 24 Ounce Jar)
Directions

1.Preheat oven to 250°
2.Slice 1 medium-large (organic) eggplant (perpendicular to stem) to form ½” – ¾” thick patties
3."Sweat & Pre-dry" eggplant (to remove slime-factor)
1.Sweat: Lightly dust both sides of patties with salt
2.Pre-dry: Bake on cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes (until flesh is light yellow with tiny black seeds)
4.While pre-drying, prepare “assembly line”
1.Frying pan
1.Put ~¼” deep (Niman Ranch) bacon grease in frying pan
2.Heat on stove at medium heat
1.Bread crumbs
1.Crumble 3 slices stale bread so no crumbs are larger than a pea
2.Spread evenly on plate
1.Batter
1.Whisk 3 (locally farmed, free-range) eggs coarsely in medium bowl with large fork
2.Mix in 1 Cup finely grated (cheap) parmesan
3.Stir in 2 handfuls chopped (home-grown) basil
1.Flour
1.Spread ~½ Cup flour evenly on plate
2.Keep rest of flour handy to refill plate
5.Remove pre-dried eggplant from oven when done
6.Turn oven to 450°
7.Let eggplant cool until comfortable to touch
8.Put each slice through assembly line (which is much easier when plates/bowls are situated in order of use)
1.Drop into flour so both sides evenly dusted (refilling plate as flour is used)
2.Scoop egg and cheese so light film on both sides
3.Press into bread crumbs so they stick on both sides
4.Fry ~3 minutes per side until egg fried and bread crumbs golden brown
9.Place fried patties on cookie sheet
10.Pour (organic ) spaghetti sauce onto tops of patties and cover each evenly
11.Sprinkle ~1 Cup coarsely grated (expensive) parmesan to cover each evenly (to taste)
12.Garnish with 2 handfuls (home-grown) basil leaves
13.Bake ~20 minutes until cheese fully melted and golden-brown
14.Serve and relish the delicious health
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Gourmet
Servings: 
4
Healthy eggplant snack !!!! Watch this video to prepare crunchy eggplant snacks, perfect for a tasty nutritious eating session. Combine the tastes of eggplant with parmesan, basil with a crispy breadcrumb. Makes crunchy eggplant chips, perfect for a tasty nutritious snack.

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