Eggplant is a delicious, hearty, and versatile food. One of the easiest and most satisfying ways to prepare eggplant is to fry it up.
Step 1: Top and peel eggplant Cut the top from the eggplant with a kitchen knife, and then peel the skin off with a paring knife.
Step 2: Slice the eggplant Slice the eggplant into ½-inch slices.
Step 3: Place in colander Place the eggplant slices in your colander and sprinkle them with salt, making sure to cover every slice. Then weigh down the eggplant with a large pot for at least one hour to flatten it.
TIP: Spread the slices on a towel and pat them dry before frying
Step 4: Fry the eggplant Fry the eggplant in vegetable oil in a large frying pan until the slices are golden brown.
Step 5: Transfer back to colander Replace the fried slices to the colander and serve as a nutritious side dish.
FACT: Eggplant is a fruit, and is classified botanically as a berry.