Appetiser - Eggplant Milanese; Italian-Style Fried Aubergine recipes

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A crispy spiced aubergine that holds itself well when paired with a ginger-mustard mayo. Air Fryer Aubergine is easy, healthy, and crispy - no breadcrumbs needed.

Pan-fried aubergines with a ginger-mustard mayo

Pan-fried aubergines with a ginger-mustard mayo
A crispy spiced aubergine that holds itself well when paired with a ginger-mustard mayo.
Provided by: Sarah Khanna
Yields: 4 servings
Number of ingredients: 15
  • For the aubergine, you'll need:
  • 2 medium aubergines, sliced lengthwise 6.5 mm thick
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1½ teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons of salt
  • ¾ cup of olive oil
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon of yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of whole-grain mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of minced garlic
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ginger powder
How to cook:
  1. Measure out the mayonnaise and place it in a small bowl.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger powder then the yellow and whole-grain mustard and stir until completely incorporated.
  3. If you're making this ahead of time, refrigerate.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, garlic, cumin and chili powders. Set aside.
  5. Dip each aubergine slice into the beaten egg then dust with your flour mixture.
  6. Gently tap off any excess flour to avoid clumping and place each prepared slice on a clean baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil at a time over medium-high heat.
  8. Dip a few aubergine slices at a time until golden brown on both sides. This should take around 2-3 minutes on each side.
  9. Continue to add two tablespoons of olive oil to the pan before adding each batch.
  10. Prepare the rest of the aubergine in the same fashion and place on a clean plate.
  11. Serve with the ginger-mustard mayonnaise.
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Eggplant Milanese; Italian-Style Fried Aubergine

Eggplant Milanese; Italian-Style Fried Aubergine
Perfectly seasoned slices of eggplant, breaded and fried until lightly golden, and served with a pile of lightly dressed greens. An Milan-style classic Italian dish.
Provided by: Gianna Nebbia
Total time: 80 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 50 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: Italian
Number of ingredients: 12
  • 1 eggplant, half-peeled, and sliced into approximately 20 slices.
  • 2 cups of breadcrumbs (See note 1)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Pecorino cheese
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 Eggs, scrambled
  • 1/3 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper, divided
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Your favorite arugula salad as a side dish/ topping
How to cook:
  1. Slice eggplant and chop parsley as described above. Then prepare the dredges. In one bowl combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon (a pinch) of cayenne pepper. In the next bowl scramble 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of water. In the third bowl combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, oregano, pecorino, and the other other half teaspoons of salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge the eggplants by coating each slice in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Align on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 20 minutes. If serving with a salad, this is a great time to toss some arugula with a little lemon and olive oil.
  3. Over medium-high heat, heat a sauté pan or large frying pan with about a 1/2-inch coating of olive oil. Once hot, lower the heat to medium or medium-low to prevent burning. Fry eggplant cutlets in batches, about 3-4 at a time, for 90 seconds on each side. Just until they become lightly golden brown. (see note 2)
  4. Once cooked move eggplant cutlets onto a cooling rack set over sheet pan OR onto a platter lined with a couple paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  5. Serve with the arugula salad, or by itself. (see note 3)
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Air Fryer Aubergine

Air Fryer Aubergine is easy, healthy, and crispy - no breadcrumbs needed.
Total time: 45 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Number of ingredients: 7
  • 1 medium aubergine
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch chilli flakes
How to cook:
  1. Cut ends off of aubergine and cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half into strips about 2.5cm thick and 7cm long. In a medium bowl, add aubergine, oil, and seasonings and toss to coat.
  2. Working in batches, arrange in basket of air fryer in a single layer. Cook at 190°C until golden, about 14 minutes, shaking the basket once about halfway through.
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