Oven-Fried Eggplant

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Oven-Fried Eggplant

If you love eggplant like we love eggplant, this method of cooking it will quickly become  a favorite way to prepare it.  No standing over a skillet of hot grease. This recipe is DELICIOUS, easy and is Induction friendly as well!  Could you ask for anymore?  It’s quite a bit lower in fat cooked this way, as eggplant will notoriously soak up fat in a skillet like a sponge.  Not that low-carbers worry much about fat intake.  Just sayin’.  :)

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INGREDIENTS: 12 oz. eggplant

4 T. my homemade mayo

6 T. Parmesan Cheese

¼ tsp. my Seafood Spice Blend (or seasoning of your choice)

VARIATION:  For a crunchier eggplant, use only 3 T. Parmesan and add 2 oz. finely crushed pork rinds.

With pork rinds added

With pork rinds added

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 450º.  Use a non-stick sheet pan or oil your sheet pan with olive oil.  Trim stem/end off eggplant.  Cut into 1/4″-3/8″ slices.  Mix spice blend into Parmesan cheese in a dish.   Brush one side of one eggplant slice at a time with mayo.  Coat that side with Parmesan (I use the kind in the can for this recipe) by holding the very edge of the slice over a paper plate with the cheese, dipping and sprinkling the one side, letting excess fall back into the paper plate.  I place the slices cheese-coated side down onto the oiled pan.  Then I brush the other sides all at once and sprinkle the remaining cheese carefully onto the slices.  I find this conserves cheese for the second sides.  If I just dip the slices into the cheese both sides, I run out of cheese EVERY time!   Bake in a hot oven (450º) for about 10 minutes, until nicely browned on bottoms.  Flip the pieces over and bake 10 more minutes.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Serves 4, each serving contains:

183 calories

15 g  fat

5.5 g  carbs, 2.9 g  fiber, 2.6 g  NET CARBS

8 g  protein

121 mg  sodium

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2 comments on “Oven-Fried Eggplant

    • WONDERFUL! So glad it was a hit. I like to add the pork rinds because I love that crunch on the surface. But when I do Italian food, or use it to layer lasagne, I often leave them out and just use the seasoned cheese. :) I have lots of oven-fried recipes on the site now. Love the ease of oven-frying. Type into the search box if you would like to browse through the others. Most are veggies uses, but a couple are meats. :)

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