Eggplant Ricotta Bites

Eggplant Ricotta Bites

Eggplant Ricotta Bites
 
Eggplant Ricotta Bites
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Ingredients
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • Salt, black pepper
  • Flour for dredging
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ c. Italian breadcrumbs
  • ¼ c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 T. plus 2 t. extra virgin olive oil, plus more if needed
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 t. red wine vinegar
  • 1 c. ricotta cheese
  • Shredded basil leaves, garnish

Instructions
  1. Thinly slice eggplant into rounds and season with salt.
  2. Place flour in shallow dish.
  3. Beat eggs in another dish.
  4. In third dish, mix breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  5. Dredge eggplant in flour, then egg, and then coat with breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Heat 1 T. oil in large skillet.
  7. Working in batches, cook eggplant until golden, 2 minutes per side. Add more oil as needed.
  8. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Toss tomatoes with 2 t. olive oil and vinegar in a bowl.
  10. Spoon some ricotta onto each eggplant slice.
  11. Top with tomato mixture and basil.

 

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