eggplant caprese salad



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this salad is so yummy and a delicious lunch or dinner! the creaminess of the cheese and the crunch of the eggplant are so divine! a nice glass of malbec makes a lovely companion! this would be a lovely lunch for a holiday girl’s get together!

serves 4

1 bag arugula

1 ball fresh mozzarella

1 ripe large tomato

fresh shaved parmesan

good balsamic dressing

fried eggplant

dress arugula with dressing. top dressed greens with layers of eggplant, tomato slices and mozzarella slices. garnish with shaved parmesan. enjoy!

fried eggplant

one large eggplant cut in ¼ inch rounds

⅓ cup cornstarch

one egg beaten

⅔ cup panko bread crumbs

vegetable oil

salt

pat the eggplant dry after it is sliced

salt the eggplant lightly

set up your breading station in three glass bowl, first cornstarch, then egg, lastly bread crumbs

coat each round in cornstarch, then egg, and finally bread crumbs pressing them on the rounds

let each breaded round dry slightly on a lined baking tray

use a large skillet, and fill it with ½ inch of vegetable oil

using a thermometer heat oil to 375 degrees

fry rounds for about a minute on each side, until golden

transfer back to lined tray

Cheers! - lh

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