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Get cooking with our delicious recipe idea: Crumbed Eggplant with Salsa

Crumbed eggplant with tomato salsa
Mick and Rosa Auddino, Auddino’s Produce

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 packet crumb mix of your choice, or gluten-free
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Plain flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

Salsa:

  • 4 ripe, firm tomatoes (round or Roma), chopped into small cubes
  • 2 spring onions or a small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum, finely diced
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, finely diced
  • Freshly chopped basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice

Method:

Capital Region Farmers Market recipe idea: Crumbed Eggplant with Salsa– Wash and slice eggplant into even slices – not too thick. Cover with salt and leave for a few hours in a colander to drain away all the bitter juices.  Do not wash salt off.

– Prepare bread crumbs by adding finely chopped garlic. Mix through evenly.

– Coat eggplant slices in flour then dip into beaten egg mixture then into crumb mix. Press firmly. Continue until all slices are crumbed.

– Heat the oil in a frypan. Cook on medium heat for approximatelyy 4–5 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through.

– Combine all salsa chopped ingredients. Mix in olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.

– Serve with crumbed eggplant.