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Eggplant Ricotta Bites

2012-12-19

Lightly breaded eggplant is sauteed instead of deep-fried, giving it crunch without excess oil. It’s then topped with ricotta and tomatoes for an eggplant Parmesan-inspired appetizer with much less fat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • Kosher salt
  • All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra- virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • Shredded fresh basil, for topping

Method:

Thinly slice the eggplant into rounds and season with salt. Pour some flour into a shallow dish. Beat the eggs in another dish. In a third dish, mix the breadcrumbs and parmesan. Dredge the eggplant in the flour, then dip in the eggs and coat with the breadcrumb mixture.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook the eggplant until golden, about 2 minutes per side, adding more oil between batches, if necessary. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.

Toss the tomatoes with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil and the vinegar in a bowl. Spoon some ricotta onto each eggplant slice. Top with the tomato mixture and basil.

 

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Pacman on Feb 5, 2013

    I’ve got things like lamb/eggplant mousakka, thai salmon, indian chicken curry, hand cranked pasta with ricotta/spinach filling, etc on the menu. I need a real catchy name!

  2. posted by Mr SoLo DoLo on Mar 18, 2013

    My son and daughter in law went out to eat last night and ate a great spaghetti sauce with eggplant. They loved it and said it was the best they ever ate. I was wondering if anyone had cooked this before and what your recipe was for eggplant spaghetti sauce over pasta?

  3. posted by Cole on Mar 19, 2013

    This salad dressing recipe is asking for kosher salt. I have sea salt. Would it make a big difference to substitute?

  4. posted by Kevin on Mar 20, 2013

    I have just become the proud owner of a lot of vegetables! I have about ten carrots, a bunch of radishes, five medium white onions, and a head of lettuce. Is there any kind of recipe that uses all or most of these ingredients (besides a salad)?

  5. posted by llb443 on Mar 20, 2013

    And please no hard to chew stuff….one time I had these really chewy noodles and almost choked because I couldn’t bite them into smaller pieces….luckily I learned how to pull them back into my mouth when they’re half-way down….

    I eat meat and veggies and basically everything, but sometimes I just crave really veggie based things….thanks in advance

  6. posted by Hannah on Mar 24, 2013

    I have the Chunky Ragu Super Vegetable Primavera..but I need some really good recipes..Any ideas? Thanks!

  7. posted by everythingisgonnabefine on Mar 25, 2013

    I cook a lot but I’ve never really gotten into cooking eggplant. I do enjoy the taste of them and I’m deeply into lowfat cooking. Care to share?

  8. posted by Dana G on Mar 25, 2013

    hey im a vegetarian and i was looking for some tasty recepies

    all answers(recepies) welcome :)

  9. posted by Motordom on Mar 25, 2013

    She can eat leeks instead of onions.
    I can cook dairy and meat free but am in need of a little inspiration, Thank you!

  10. posted by RuMKilleR on Mar 25, 2013

    im new to kosher salt… can i just store it in a creme brulee ramekin uncovered on top of my kitchen counter? if not can i cover it with plastic wrap?

  11. posted by Thomas A on Mar 25, 2013

    So many recipes are calling for Kosher salt, I assume they are interchangeable aren’t they?

  12. posted by Bryan J on Mar 25, 2013

    to brine a turkey, they said to use kosher salt, but I don’t have it, can I use table salt ?

  13. posted by Joey 01 on Mar 26, 2013

    Every time I hear a chef on TV or see a recipe they say to use kosher salt. What is the difference in kosher and iodized

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