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Fried Eggplant Recipe

Fried Eggplant Recipe
Fried Eggplant

Fried Eggplant

Craft a crispy delight with our Fried Eggplant recipe, emphasizing texture. This Italian favorite requires only a few unique ingredients, such as panko, ensuring foolproof success. Ideal as an appetizer, side dish, or light meal.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4
Calories 357 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large eggplant peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup of vegan yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs


  • In a small shallow bowl, add yogurt. In 2 more separate shallow dishes, pour the cornstarch and breadcrumbs.
  • Dredge each slice of eggplant in cornstarch, coating it thoroughly then gently tapping off excess, then in yogurt, then in the breadcrumbs, pressing them to help them stick. Transfer coated eggplant to a wire rack and allow the coating to set for 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Fry the eggplant slices in batches, for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Season with additional salt and pepper. Squeeze lemon wedges over hot eggplant.


Serve with marinara sauce or vegan mozzarella and ENJOY!
inspired by Gonnawantseconds
Keyword Vegan Food

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