De Ma Cuisine



July 2013



Fried Eggplant Ratatouille

Written by , Posted in Bread, Cheese, Dinner, Eggs, Fruit, Lunch, Main Dishes, Toasting, Vegetables, Vegetarian


Fried Eggplant Ratatouille
Recipe Type: Main, Stove top, Dinner, Vegetarian
Cuisine: French
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
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Serves: 2
A twist on a classic – the eggplant is fried, the other veggies are raw.
  • 1 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2″ thick
  • salt (for eggplant)
  • 1 to 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 to 1 C AP flour
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • pinch cayenne
  • olive oil, for frying
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 C red onion, diced
  • 1 summer squash, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 t thyme
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 t honey
  • 1-2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 t dijon mustard
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 thin slices of bread
  • 1 ball mozzarella, in large chunks
  • fresh basil, chopped, for topping
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200F. Place a baking sheet with a cooling rack in the middle in the oven.
  2. Sprinkle eggplant generously with salt. Let sit for 15-30 minutes to draw out some of the moisture (reducing bitterness). Rinse and pat dry.
  3. Whisk together garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, cayenne, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Combine bell pepper, onion, tomato, and summer squash with dressing.
  5. Toast bread.
  6. Mix flour with a bit of salt, pepper, and cayenne. Heat skillet and add oil. Dip eggplant in egg then in flour. When oil is hot, add eggplant to skillet and cook over medium to medium high heat for a few minutes on each side (they’re done when they’re crispy and slightly browned). Place cooked eggplants on the cooling rack on the baking sheet in the oven to keep warm.
  7. Top 2 slices of eggplant with a piece of bread, mozzarella, some of the veggie mixture, 2 more slices of eggplant, bread, mozzarella, and veggies. Top with fresh basil.



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