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Spanish Honey-Topped Eggplant Fritters

An Olive Oil Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

Each slice, 2-4 minutes

Serves

6-8 people

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggplants (about 1 lb.)
  • 2 cups milk
  • Flour for dredging
  • Olive Oil such as Barnea, Arbequina or any other mild olive oil
  • Honey or Maple Syrup

Instructions

  • Peel the eggplants and slice them across into 1/3-inch slices
  • Place the slices in a large mixing bowl and cover with milk. Weigh the slices down with a small plate to keep them submerged in the milk for 1-2 hours. Drain.
  • Spread about a cup of flour over a salad-size plate sprinkled with salt. Dredge the eggplant slices in the flour until all sides and edges are covered and then shake off any excess flour.
  • Heat about 2 inches of the olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, place eggplant slices (a few at a time) in the hot oil. Oil should be hot enough that the slices sizzle when they hit the oil. Brown lightly on a side for 1-2 minutes and then turn them over for an additional 1-2 minutes. Don't use too many slices at a time, because that will cool the oil, causing the eggplant to absorb too much oil.
  • When the slices are evenly browned on both sides, remove and place on paper towels or a wire rack placed on a cookie sheet.
  • Drizzle with honey or maple syrup and serve warm.
  • Yummm.....
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