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Fried Eggplant with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Course Appetizer/Side dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Joe

Ingredients

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce , (I used Tamari low sodium)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Fried Eggplant

  • 1 small eggplant , cut into 1/2 inch spears
  • 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 3 eggs , beaten, (add 1/4 tsp salt)
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs , (I used plain packaged)
  • 1/4 tsp salt , (for the eggs)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup canola oil
  • chopped green onion

Instructions

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan and put on medium to low heat stirring constantly until thickened, 7 to 10 minutes

Fried Eggplant

  • Stage flour, egg and bread crumb in separate bowls.
  • Place eggplant into flour, then coat with egg and then bread crumbs.
  • Place on a rack until all pieces are prepared
  • Place oil in a skillet to approximately 1/4 depth
  • Heat canola oil to 375 degrees
  • Fry the pieces about 20 seconds per side turning until brown, (I did about 8 pieces at a time)
  • Remove and place on paper towels
  • Serve hot with warm sweet and sour sauce
  • Top with green onion or chives