Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fried eggplant for dinner, and other veggies from the garden

I love being able to go to the garden and pick fresh veggies for dinner.  Last nights menu was fried eggplant, sliced tomatoes with basil and cucumber salad.  

Here is the recipe I used for the fried eggplant:  One large eggplant, 3 eggs, 2 cups bread crumbs, salt and pepper, olive oil.  Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in crumbs, and place in hot oil, S&P.  Fry about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.  

I sliced up some juicy tomatoes and sprinkled with fresh basil.  

And the cucumber salad is simple:  thinly slice cucumbers in a bowl, add salt and pepper, and Rice Vinegar.   

So good, so fresh, and so simple!  


Lisa Tucker said...

I have never cooked fried eggplant but this looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing....I will try this!

Cherrie said...

They look so fresh and good!

Happy@Home said...

Now that is summer dining at it's finest. Your veggies look so healthy and yummy!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That sounds like the perfect summer fresh from the garden meal. I have never tried growing eggplant before. It is hard to do?

Donna said...

And My Phone Never Rang??!!!!Hahaaa
Boy, this looks Wonderful!!

Birgit DeGeere said...

Donna, love your veggies. I love this simple cucumber salad recipe:
Thinly sliced cucumber, rice vinegar and fresh oregano. No salt or pepper. Delicious!

Mimi Sue said...

I can't wait to start harvesting from our garden! We've only picked a couple of small tomatoes so far. Your dinner sounds delish! Mimi