My main goal of this website is to inform you. Inform you about the possibilities you have with easy recipes. I know if you watch some YouTube video’s you get the perfect thumbnail, the perfect image, the perfect shot. I like to keep things simple. The last years I’m looking more into vegetables. I think it has something to do with age, but also with an area that needs to be explored. In an earlier article I mentioned Baba Ganoush. A vegetarian dish from the Middle East. The main ingredient of Baba Ganoush is Eggplant / Aubergine. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at how to fry Eggplant.
What is the definition of Fry Eggplant
The meaning of Fry Eggplant is:
”Thin slices of Eggplant fried in a pan with hot oil to get a beautiful brown color. A fried eggplant is the perfect side dish and easy to make”.
The aubergine is found in countries with a temperate climate. In addition, the plant is cultivated a lot. The flowers of the plant have the colors white and purple and contain yellow stamens. The inside has a fleshy texture. The moment the pulp cuts off, it will quickly turn brown. Eggplants are notable for their size. Wild species can grow larger than the ones you see in supermarkets.
The origin of the plant comes from India. Here they still grow in nature. The same goes for Africa. Later the cultivation of this species spread further across South and East Asia. This was all in prehistoric times. In the early Middle Ages it was cultivated by the Arabs who then took it with them to Spain. In the 12th century, Spain knew how to grow aubergines. They found this in a book about agriculture and reports. It was not until around the 16th century that Aubergine was also available in England.
To make this side dish you need a couple of ingredients. The main ingredient: Eggplant. The other ingredients are: Paprika Powder, Salt, Pepper, Egg White and Oil. You can use all sorts of oil. Important note is that the oil needs to be hot! You can find the recipe below or watch the video!
- Large Cooking Pan
- 1 Eggplant
- 2 Eggs
- 5 grams Paprika Powder
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 1 Pinch Pepper
- The first step is to cut the eggplant into slices. You want to have thin ice hockey pucks. Make sure they are not too thick. Depending on what you like yourself. How thicker the slice how longer you need for frying.
- Take a kitchen paper and get the moisture off the slices.
- Sprinkle the slices generously with salt, pepper and paprika powder.
- Separate the yolks and whites from the two eggs. We are going to use the whites. Spread the egg whites on both sides of the eggplant.
- Put the pan on the gas on medium heat and fill the pan with oil. Make sure the pan is hot enough. You can test this by sliding a slice into the pan. Watch how quickly the eggplant turns brown. If the slices turns golden brown within 2 minutes, the oil is hot enough!
- Place the slices in the oil. When the Eggplant slices have a nice brown color, they are ready. Make sure they are brown on both sides. Depending on the temperature of your oil, this will take between 2 and 5 minutes. If your oil is very hot, you are close to 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove the slices from the oil when they are brown. Place them on a kitchen paper so that the excess oil soaks into the kitchen paper. Taste a slice if you need to add more ingredients. Otherwise you can add more salt, pepper or paprika powder!
FAQ Fried Eggplant
Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:
What is Fry Eggplant?
Thin slices of Eggplant fried in a pan with hot oil to get a beautiful brown color!
Which Oil do I Need?
Oil that can be hot! It really depends on your taste and flavor.
How long to fry Eggplant?
That depends on how hot your oil is. Normally it takes between 2 and 5 minutes.