Eggplant Fries


As you all might have guessed, I make and sell Pierogies. On Thursdays and Saturdays I am at Greens Grow Farms and thier farmers market. A few weeks ago, one of my customers decided to offer me this trade: a few dozen pierogies for 2 weeks of thier CSA Share. For those of you who don’t know what a CSA is, it works like this: you pay the place a chunk of cash and every week (or every other week, depending on what plan you pick) you show up and take home a wide collection of fruits, veggies, dairy, proteins and other assorted goodies. It really is pretty sweet. Anyway, I had to say yes because, well, I like to eat! Duh.

Anyway, one of the things I had gotten was a round eggplant, about the size of a small soccer ball. I had stupidly let the arugula go bad so I wanted to do something with the eggplant asap, because I hate wasting and we are pros at growing mold in my house. I decided to peel the eggplant, then cut it into slices, bread and fry them.

This is what I ended up with!

Eggplant Fries

Eggplant Fries

I only used egg and breadcrumbs with a little bit of pepper. When I took them out of the oil, I sprinkled a little kosher salt on them too! Oh, and this is tray number 2, that eggplant went a long way.

I was feeling extra crafty and thought they needed a dipping sauce, so I mixed some mayo, sour cream, salt, pepper and lemon juice together. After chilling for a bit, it was pretty darn good! My mom loves eggplant way more then I just like it, and she couldn’t stop eating it. A sure sign I did something right!

Next time I might batter fry them, but we’ll see! What do you guys think?

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About didjaeat

My name is Nicole. I am a standup comic based in Philly and I looove food. Surprise!

Posted on August 18, 2010, in home cooking and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That is a good idea! I’ve breaded eggplant and baked it which is really good too. But frying it sounds pretty awesome.

    I love farmer’s market trades : ) I do a few for a friend of mine when he needs me to fill in. His family sells mushrooms. I load up on the freshest produce known to man on those days, phenomenal breads/ pastries, and can get flowers if I need them. They rock!!!

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