Fried Eggplant with Yogurt-Garlic Dressing
Eggplant is wonderful in texture and can quite often make a very convincing substitute for meat.
I’ll give you my favorite, and most simple – fried eggplant. The turkish way is to simply fry the eggplant in olive oil. But eggplant soaks up a lot of oil and it gets too oily for me. So I like to roast mine first and then fry it – soaks up less oil that way.
Slice the eggplant about 1″ thick slices, either width wise, or length wise, whichever you prefer. Roast in the oven on 350 degrees fahrenheit until slightly golden in color and slightly tender. Then fry in olive oil. Top it with a yogurt/garlic dressing.
Simply whip up plain yogurt until smooth, add crushed garlic and salt to taste.