Fried Eggplant Crispy Coins

Fried Eggplant Crispy Coins

Fried Eggplant Crispy Coins.  This is a delicious way to get your veggies.  A Chinese Eggplant is sliced thin,  breaded, and fried a golden brown.  Fry some up as an appetizer or side dish. 

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What is a Chinese Eggplant? 

I remember the first time I saw a Chinese Eggplant. It was several years ago when I was shopping in an international market. I spotted this long purple vegetable that looked like a miniature purple baseball bat or club. I didn’t buy one until several months later. I sliced and pan-fried it. I discovered how delicious it is, and it is never bitter. Now I only buy the Chinese eggplant.
The Chinese eggplant, is long and skinny, unlike it’s chubby and short Italian cousin. The longest eggplant in the picture is 14 inches long and only 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The perfect size for slicing into tasty eggplant coins. These eggplants have lots of seeds, however, don’t let that stop you from enjoying them. The seeds aren’t bitter or tough and seem to disappear once it’s cooked.

How Are Fried Eggplant Coins Prepared.

The skinny on how to make this lean and long vegetable into coins is quick and simple.   Peel the eggplant and slice it into 1/4 inch coins.  Dip the coins in milk then all-purpose flour.  It is now ready to fry. 

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fried eggplant

Fry the breaded coins in a quarter of an inch of oil. Heat the oil to 350-degrees before adding the coins.  The fried eggplant coins are perfectly crispy once they are golden brown.  Add a generous grind of sea salt and get’em while they’re hot. 

Reheat any leftover eggplant in an airfryer.  The airfryer will crisp them right up.  

fried eggplant

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fried eggplant

Fried Eggplant Crispy Coins

Fried Eggplant crispy coins. Peel and slice a chinese eggplant into thin coins. The coins are breaded and fried until golden and crispy.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried eggplant, fried eggplant recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 114kcal

Equipment

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Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant Chinese
  • ½ cup flour all-purpose
  • ½ cup milk
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  • Peel and slice the eggplant into ¼ inch thick coins
  • Dip the coins in milk and then coat with flour.
  • Fry the coins in vegetable oil. Use about ¼ inch of oil in the bottom of the pan. Fry the coins until golden brown on both sides.
    fried eggplant
  • Salt to taste and serve immediately while still hot and crispy.
    fried eggplant

Notes

Dress them up a bit:  sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and serve with a side of marinara for dipping.  
Make Italian "nachos"  by topping with some spicy Italian sausage crumbles, marinara sauce, and grated mozzarella and parmesan cheese.  
Reheat any leftover eggplant in an air fryer.  

Nutrition

Serving: 5coins | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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