Monday, September 5, 2016

Fried eggplant + Ragu homestyle.



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Fried eggplant with sauce and pasta is one of my favorite meals!

It's easy to make.

It cooks fast.

It is a vegetarian dish.

Eggplant is a vegetable-ish (by definition eggplant is actually a fruit) dish my children will eat with our complaining.

You'll need:

eggplant

buttermilk

bread crumbs (I used fish fry style crumbs /// you can use plain flour too)

pasta

oil (enough to cover the bottom of the pan)

mozzarella cheese

sauce ( I used Homestyle Ragu...oh yum! This is a thick sauce, a bold flavor filled with spices, and doesn't contain artificial ingredients ) I also like using a wholesome already mades jar sauce because it significantly cuts down on the cooking time. 

FIRST // heat oil over med-high heat in pan, place buttermilk in a bowl, and then place bread crumbs (and additional seasonings if you chose...I used salt, pepper, garlic salt, paprika, and Italian seasonings ) PREHEAT oven to 350 // NEXT // slice the eggplant into 1/2 inch slices // THEN // dip eggplant into buttermilk and then into bread mixture // NEXT // place eggplant into oil fry on one side until bread crumbs are golden brown (few minutes)...flip over and cook other side // FINALLY // pour sauce all around eggplant and top the eggplant with cheese...bake for about 15 mins until cheese is melted and bubbly. 

Eat alone, over pasta, or on a sandwich...your choice. 

I love a good homestyle cooked meal!

Would you ever try this?

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