Easy eggplant

This eggplant dish will surprise you, as when you are eating it you will wonder if this is actually an eggplant. Or maybe this is mushrooms?

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So good!

Anyway, it will be gone in no time as you will find yourself reaching for more. If you manage to have some leftovers, this dish is great on the next day as a deeper flavour will develop in the fridge. I had a hard time classifying it, as it could be used as a side dish or as a main with a slice of fresh bread. It is super easy to make and it is a perfect meal during this time of the year, when eggplants are abundant (and cheep!) at farmers’ markets and grocery stores.

The ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant, cut up french fry style
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

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    You do not need many ingredients for this dish

The steps:

  1. Mix eggplant and eggs and let it sit for about 25 minutes, until eggplant absorbs most of the eggs

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    The eggplant will absorb the egg nicely (I feel there there is some kind of pun in there…)
  2. Heat the butter on a medium heat in a large non-stick frying pan
  3. Add eggplant to the pan and fry for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add onions and garlic
  5. Add seasonings

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    Stir and fry
  6. Lower the heat slightly and keep cooking until onions and garlic begin to colour, about 15 minutes
  7. Let the dish cool off a bit and serve

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    Putting the final touches

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