Fried Eggplant Slices (Жареные баклажаны) is a simple and rustic dish from my childhood. We had a large backyard garden and we had rows of vegetables growing, including eggplants. It was usually in the late summer that mom would make the different eggplant recipes.
How Do You Eat Eggplant?
Some people don’t know how to eat eggplant, maybe it’s just a cultural thing? On of my favorite Russian eggplant dishes is Russian Eggplant Caviar which my mom made every summer. However I fondly remember these fried eggplant slices. Eggplant is very healthy to eat, full of vitamins, low GI, cholesterol free, low in carbs and calories. However frying them would definitely add calories!
There are many different ways to eat Fried Eggplant Slices (Жареные баклажаны). Some recipes add parmesan cheese and basil with bread crumbs or Panko. I like this simple Temura style of frying eggplant, nice and simple. Being Russian, we love dill and sour cream which add a great flavor boost to eggplant slices, which can be viewed sometimes as bland.
Fried Eggplant tastes best when served immediately. If you wait too long before serving, they get soggy and rubbery. This is a tasty summer side dish. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Fried Eggplant (Жареные баклажаны)
A simple and rustic dish with simple ingredients, fried aubergine topped with a generous serving of sour cream and freshly chopped dill, the perfect healthy side dish - Fried Eggplant (Жареные баклажаны)
- 1 eggplant
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup flour
- oil for frying
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
Slice eggplant into ¼ inch slices.
Beat the eggs and salt together. Heat about 6 tablespoons oil in a frying pan until hot, to fry the eggplant in small batches.
Dip the eggplant slices into the beaten eggs and shake off the excess. Then dip the egg dipped eggplant slice into the flour and shake off the excess. Add to the hot frying pan to cook. Flip and fry the eggplant slices until golden. Add more oil if needed. Salt to taste.
Combine the sour cream and dill together to serve with the fried eggplant slices.