Fried Eggplant Or Zucchini Recipe

Step 1

Combine seasoning mix ingerdients is a small bowl, mixing thoroughly. Sprinkle the vegetables evenly with about 1/2 tsp of the mix. Place the flour in a small bowl and the breadcrumbs in another.

Step 2

Add 1 tsp of the seasoning mix to the flour and one tsp to the breadcrumbs, mixing each well. (Use any leftover mix to season other vegetables before cooking. In a seperate small bowl combine the milk and egg until well blended.

Step 3

Heat 1 inch oil in a 2 qt. saucepan or deep fryer to 350 degrees. Just before frying, dredge the chopped vegetables in the seasoned flour, shaking off excess. Work quickly so flour doesn''t get too moist; it''s best to use your hands for this, but a slotted spoon will do.

Step 4

Then coat well with the milk mixture, then quickly with the breadcrumbs, shaking off excess. Place the vegetables in hot oil until dark golden brown, about 2-3 minutes, making sure to seperate the vegetable pieces as you drop them into the oil. Adjust heat as necessary to keep at 350 degrees. Drain and serve immediately.

Step 5

Sprinle lightly with powdered sugar (If desired)

Things You'll Need

-----------SEASONING MIX----------------
  • 1 1/8ts Salt
  • 1/4ts Paprika
  • 1/2ts White pepper
  • 1/4ts Onion powder
  • 1/4ts Garlic powder
  • 1/4ts Ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4ts Black pepper
  • 1/4ts Dried tyme leaves
  • 1/8ts Dried sweet basil leaves
  • 1c Peeled and coarsley chopped
  • -eggplant or zucchini
  • 1/2c All purpose flour
  • 1/2c Dried bread crumbs (very fin
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  • 1/2c Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar is optional

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