xo, Hey minimalist! Wrong! Not sure! Is there something I could be doing differently so I don’t use so much oil in the fry pan? Am I the only one who experiences this? This was delicious. While not mandatory, this helps the eggplant … My eggplant hack is that I cut them and salt them one day ahead during food prep (usually after a meal or on Sunday when I make lunches items for the week) and layer paper towels in between the eggplant and slide the entire contraption into a ziploc bag. Any particular flavours you’d recommend? Every recipe I have tried of yours is really yummy :). We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! Thanks so much! I used plain bread crumbs, otherwise I followed the recipe. 1) I made some by following the exact recipe & it turned out AMAZING! Eggplant Parm was on last nights menu and your post was found right before I went grocery shopping! I have never eaten egg plant. Made this recipe for dinner tonight (in bed now) really hit the spot we were: Couldn’t believe how good it was! Hi! Thank you!! 1. Perfect as a vegan side dish to pair with stir-fry cauli-rice or pan-seared tofu, this quick and simple veggie puts an Asian spin on one of my favorite veggies: the eggplant. Cook for ~2 minutes on each side (or browned) and then return to oven to continue crisping. Like suggested in another comment, I used a cooling metal rack to lift when baking. Pan-fried eggplant fritters result in a lighter fritter that still has big flavour with crunchy texture on the outside and moist mushy interior. Your eggplant mac and cheese was absolutely delish and I’m sure this will be too. I’m not sure at what point during the baking process to do this step. Oh yeah, the eggplant comes out good too. Is it possible to brown all the eggplant discs just before putting them in the oven to bake? I even smiled as I cleaned up after us… I have subscribed & my next step is to download your beautiful cookbook… As I enter my 8th decade, my newest hobby is cooking and I have elected you, Dana, as my guide… BTW, your fantastic photography is worth the cost of the your cookbook…. Thank for the kind words, friend! The eggplant was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Thank you so much! I even sort of burnt my first batch on the stove, but they were still delicious. I’ve made these a few times, with different modifications. Thank you! I just found you after becoming vegan full-time, and I couldn’t be happier. Any thought on how it would travel. It was fun and easy to make. Thank you for all your great recipes. This is a Favorite for me since I am Sicilian. Just WOW! I substituted Italian seasoning (containing basil, oregano, marjoram and thyme) for the oregano, and I used brown rice flour in the first dipping bowl. Delicious I doubled the recipe and would use less Panko breadcrumbs in the breading/cheese mixture but that’s just me. to rave about this recipe! I’m just playing around with eggplant. I’m more worried about the flavor being compromised. I actually have an eggplant in the oven right now to make your eggplant mac and cheese this evening! Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment and bake for 35-45 minutes, depending on thickness, or until golden brown. Thanks so much for sharing! Takes a bit of time to prepare but worth every minute. I was shocked when the kids asked for seconds! On The eggplant! The Air Fryer is the perfect tool for this recipe, … This is the best eggplant parm I have ever had. They turned out great. Beguni (Batter Coated Eggplant Wedges) [Vegan, Gluten-Free] 6 years ago. If you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it as much as we did! I am now a fan of eggplant!! Although we’re back to a more flexitarian diet with occasional meat and dairy now, this recipe is still going to be made often- so happy it won us over on eggplant, which is a vegetable we’d never liked before. oil, garlic, Japanese eggplants, soy sauce, red chilies, scallions and 3 more. A twist on your typical french fry, these eggplant fries are not only healthy but taste great! I’ve been dying to try an eggplant recipe and since my little one is a major spaghetti (or anything involving marinara sauce) lover, this will be my first! Xo. Also the vegan Parmesan is awesome!! Until now I have found myself averting my eyes in the produce section every time I pass the taunting eggplants. Eggplant parm is the only way I like eggplant. A little work but definitely worth it!! Any suggestions? Ny hubby thought the same until I made it the correct way. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons oil to a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. I just wanted like 14 eggplant rounds. These breaded fellas are truly easy to make. I’m going to try making fried zucchini and fried green tomatoes with this recipe. Very satisfying. Leftovers made a wickedly good sandwich filling, sauce and all. So many possibilities. I’ve made this twice this week! Thanks for this! I made it for dinner for my fiancé and I, and he absolutely loved it! Amazing!! So glad you and your husband enjoyed it, Susan! Definitely one of our top recipes around here now! Instead of the cornstarch/almond milk mixture? Didn’t even need any marinara. Eggplant is SO intimidating/ tricky to work with, so I am beyond excited that you fixed that with this awesome looking recipe! Hi , ? Satisfied But this recipe will change that I love it , THANK YOU ! So glad you and your husband enjoyed it, Kathrine! Free 7 Day Plan Share Pin Tweet. I broiled the eggplant for 3 minutes at the end and it is nice and crispy. Also, we did reheat leftovers for lunch. I have never eaten eggplant before nor have I made vegan foods. Fabulous. I’ve got to try that vegan parmesan! Yummy, yummy, yummy! I even brought some for lunch today and I don’t care if it’s a little soggy. I’ll absolutely be making this again and again. I burned the ^%#* out of my finger! Five stars for sure! Good for you! Wonderful texture, it was very much like the flavor I remember. Vegan Stir-Fried Eggplant recipes. !Oh and I didn’t have Panko so I threw whole wheat bread crusts in my blender, perfect! Thanks for sharing! Wow. It’s a textural thing. Arrange on the baking sheet and pop in oven to bake for a total of 20-30 minutes. In the same frying pan, now fry the eggplant. I use a lot of your recipes and just recently got your cook book for my birthday! I must say this is one of the best recipes I have had so far – and my husband loved it too! I’ve tried different vegan eggplant recipes but could never get the bread crumbs to adhere to the eggplant slices. If anyone hasn’t signed up for email notifications, they should! This vegan-friendly eggplant stir-fry is spicy, delicious, and simple to make! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? Mash 1 tbsp of fresh green pepper (it can be spicy pepper or bell pepper) into the mashed garlic paste. Made this tonight and it was so delicious! Best vegan meal I’ve had. After dipping all of the eggplant, I had leftovers in the dipping bowls. And the prepping with the salt, rinse, etc., really does take all of the bitterness out. Older eggplants will be bitter and the seeds will be black. Its floppy texture, neutral taste, and seemingly over-involved cooking methods made me think it would be something I’d never master. And none of them claimed to like eggplant before this dish. My 1yo, 3yo, and husband all went back for a second helping. I tried this a few different ways because I was curious & had waaay too much time on my hands. Love it! Thanks again and I wish you continued success and a great 2019! Hubby would not even try it, and i am stuck eating the rest. I made this a few days ago, I am vegan. Place something heavy on top, such as a cast iron skillet, to thoroughly dry for at least 10 minutes. This is such a delicious dish! Thank you for sharing ! Thanks so much for the lovely review! You’re the sweetest. Arrowroot instead of cornstarch, no oil or frying, and I used oats for everything. Thanks so much for the lovely review! It turned out beautifully. Just started eating a vegan diet a month and a half ago. :-), Aw, thanks so much for sharing, Jamillah! I made this last night. Turn occasionally for 3-5 minutes, until tender inside and slightly charred outside. Hope you love this recipe, Laura! Excited to see if I can resurrect my leftovers tomorrow! Did a double batch of the eggplant for the first time tonight. The egg plant had no aftertaste, and really surprised me. - Vegan Heaven Later, I take a little time and go ahead and make my dipping bowls I’ve found that the black, round, Chinese take-out bowls with lids work great! This recipe right here is superb. Tag @minimalistbaker on Instagram and hashtag it #minimalistbaker so we can see all the deliciousness! I liked it really spiced up; I added fresh basil and other dry Italian spices as well as more nooch! I cooked this recipe tonight and was wary of having eggplant (tonight was my first time ever eating it). READS. So good!! Yum!! Eggplant is one pf my favorites, and I can’t wait to make this for dinner tonight. I used both nutritional yeast and extra regular parm. I’ve been a vegan for eight months now and you have been extremely helpful with this most amazing lifestyle. Just finished scarfing down this meal. How much almond milk? I’ve made this A BUNCH of times since then however, there was one batch I made where the eggplant turned out EXTREMELY salty. Wonderful. I cut the eggplant length-wise and salted it and all the steps to pull the water out. I will definitely check out more of your recipes. I scrimped a little and used Rao’s arribiatta sauce. I love your recipes and have made probably over a dozen over the past few months. I just reheat the eggplant slices in the toaster oven while reheating pasta in the microwave. 2. Been a Vegan for over 2 years and LOVE it! The eggplant is perfectly crispy on the outside with just the right amount of tenderness inside. I knew this recipe was a winner when I served it to John and he literally went back for seconds before I could! :), My non-vegan grandparents had nothing but compliments.:). I didn’t have corn starch on hand so I substituted it with 3tsp of flour and it worked really well. Tried it and loved it. Actually made sandwiches out of them. First, let me begin by saying your recipes are always amazing. To build your eggplant parm, in a large baking dish, ladle some tomato sauce into the bottom of the dish, then do a layer of eggplant, then fresh basil, followed by béchamel & a sprinkling of vegan cheese, repeat the layers until you’ve filled your dish to the top. So much better then chicken parmesan ever was!!! I followed this recipe exactly, and it did not disappoint. Thank you for this recipe. Cheers! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes now ? Great timing! Eggplant Parmesan is one of my all time favorites and where I “fail” as vegan as I’ll order it at a restaurant without the cheese (I know they probably use egg) because I love the taste so much. Thanks for the recipe! Omni husband went back for seconds :D ! Thanks so much for sharing! I am sure it will be quicker now that I know what to do. Leftovers don’t really reheat well, so it’s best when fresh. Last night I made this dish with spaghetti. Also the vegan Parmesan is so satisfying. Thank you :). Ah yay! Thanks a bunch! Winner. I followed the directions and my meal was a BIG HIT! I did not fry, but lightly sprayed with EVOO the eggplant after baking them halfway and flipping. It came out looking just like the pictures and tasted great. My family uses a double batch every two weeks. turmeric powder, salt, eggplant, garam masala, mustard oil, coriander powder and 3 more. I do this for zucchni fries as well. In small handfuls, put eggplant pieces in bowl and toss to coat well. I’ve been meaning to try it that way, too! As a vegan, there’s nothing I miss more than Eggplant Parmesan. Made this tonight. Yes, Dana. Let rest for 15 minutes, then rinse and arrange on a clean absorbent kitchen towel. This was likely due to using an iron skillet and I would use a medium-low setting for it next time. I immediately emailed my friends and attached a link to this recipe. We have a ton of eggplant from our garden, and last night I was looking for a way to use it. Hi Dana! I never thought I liked eggplant. It was the first meal I ever cooked completely by myself, and my family loved it. This was a super hard recipe to make it took hours to do but the results in my opinion are worth it. Thanks for sharing your changes, Lori! Followed your suggestion of oven frying & pan frying. Thank you for a great vegan recipe! We toasted bread, then broiled with marinara and extra vegan parmesan and then topped with the eggplant. How to Make Air Fried Eggplant. When I was done, I ate some eggplant pieces by themselves fresh out of the oven. Oh yeah, I had an eggplant, but not a clue as to what to do with it, so I googled & there you were, to the rescue… All I did was follow your instructions and WOW, your Eggplant Parmesan is fantastic !!! We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Night! Thanks for the lovely review! Being a vegan is relatively easier in India considering the plethora of traditional plant-based recipes passed down to us through generations. Thanks for sharing! Even my eggplant-dubious partner loved it, and it’s now on the regular list. This recipe did not disappoint! You mentioned that it doesn’t reheat well, but we warmed them up in the air fryer and they turned out just fine. Hope you had/are having a wonderful holiday. All about the spices. I tried this and loved the flavors. Amazing recipe! Thanks for saying hi, Cece. Crispy but healthy since they are oven baked and paired perfectly with any sauce! Thank you for the recipe! Made this tonight and it was amazing. In this article we look at the 9 best vegan options at PF Chang’s. Vegan Queso Blanco (Mexica White Cheese Dip). Absolutely loved this recipe, I’ve never made this before and it turned out perfectly. Got the texture and crispiness I was looking for (note: I used Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer in the almond milk mixture). Alternately, you can do this all in the oven at 400 degrees. Made this tonight and I must say this is AMAZING!! It’s straight out of her beautiful new cookbook, Top With Cinnamon. Love hearing from first time commenters! Made everything from scratch (inc marinara sauce and cashew Parmesan cheese). I’m trying different vegetables that I would never have tried before to make. We ate them alone as a snack. From what I’ve heard, the process is long and dreadful. Definitely a new favorite! Prepare this dish within a day or two of purchasing the eggplant. Super crispy and Soft My only dilemma… when I am taking the eggplant out of the oven to fry in a pan and brown… I find that it doesn’t brown up very well unless I use a LOT of oil. Some claim it was invented in Sicily, while others claim it comes from Naples, Puglia, or Calabria. This recipe looks fab and I can’t wait to read Izzy’s book! This delicious roasted eggplant, seasoned with garlic and smoked paprika, is a simple vegan side dish made in a sheet pan in just minutes. I made this last night! I had a pot of Chloe Coscarelli’s simple marinara in the fridge, and it was the perfect complement. If you are looking for a plant based dish, look no further and try this delicious vegan air fried eggplant Parmesan, because vegans can also have a fancy meal! Thanks for sharing! I’ve never tried cooking with eggplant, but you make it look so approachable! I decided to give eggplant one more chance with your recipe! The first time I made this I used large egg plants and because i had crumbing mixtures left over, huge sweet red capsicums. Loved it! All in all YUM! I wasn’t sure where I went wrong when I did each step the exact same way as the previous times. Thanks for a great recipe. My husband went crazy for it too. Mangiare! More Ways to Love Eggplant. The only modification I made was adding garlic powder to the bread crumb mixture. And personally I would just fry the slices, no baking too, it’s just easier! You had mentioned it does not reheat well. 2 non vegans loved it! How does that draw out the bitterness? I am always looking for good vegan and gluten free recipes and was great. My carnivore brother in law loved it too! 1 medium eggplant or 2 small eggplants that weigh around 1 pound, peeled Cooking oil of your choice. You will not be subscribed to our newsletter list. The “cheese” mix works great, and the technique of baking, then sautéing till crispy, then re-baking, works wonders with the eggplant. Inspired I had no cornstarch, so I subbed almond flour. We’re so glad you enjoy it, Carol! This way you won’t have lots of coated eggplants sitting around absorbing all that liquid. And I double the ingredients. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons oil to a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Jump to Recipe Print Recipe. The best eggplant parm I have tried, and my friend said it was the best thing she EVER had. Yes, it’s kinda labor intensive, but it’s so worth it; and I’ve learned that I can split up the steps throughout the day (I know that sounds weird, but it tricks me into thinking this is a “quick” meal.) I used 2 large cookie sheets with wire cooling racks, I rub the salt on both side of the slices with my finger and let them sit while I go do another chore. Please add this to your next cookbook! We’re so glad you enjoy it, Sarah! Thank you so much for sharing! THESE WERE DELICIOUS! Not sure as I haven’t tried it, but check the comments as I believe others have tried it! xo. Prepare your dipping stations by placing almond milk + cornstarch in one bowl; flour in another bowl; and bread crumbs + sea salt + oregano +. Maybe the cook? I made a few modifications: Definitely a new favorite, thank you! The Vegan Parm is the Bomb :-) Has anyone tried to freeze this and have it reheat well? Absolutely loved this recipe. Excellent for all occasions! Even taking the eggplant out of the oven to crisp up on the skillet was fun and satisfying. Easy peasy and totally delicious. I can’t even say how I came across your site,Dana, but whadda blessing! The crispy texture of the eggplant was perfect and so satisfying. I LOVE eggplant parmesan and having been wanting to find a vegan version. Do you think it would be ok to skip the frying in oil step and put them into the air fryer or would that impact the texture too much? Eggplant doesn’t ding my chimes, usually. Cut the top and bottom off of your eggplant. I was a chef in my past life, so I know how much work goes into what you do—thank you so much! Thank you for posting it!! I served it over creamy polenta instead and my family loved it. Will be a new one in my rotation. I have used many of your fabulous recipes, and have never been disappointed. The better coated your eggplant slices are, the higher they’ll puff up and the more tender the eggplant flesh will be so really get them in there. Thanks for the recipe, I don’t need to fear the weekly box and I’ll definitely look at all your other eggplant recipes. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Rebekah. Perfect texture and flavors and I skipped the whole frying thing and just baked the eggplants in the oven. We are so glad you and your family enjoy this recipe! Check out step 4 and 5! It was fantastic!!! Eggplant cooked up perfect, crispy outside with a soft melty inside. No need to soak the eggplant in water, just a quick rinse to remove excess salt. Crunchy and delicious, these “fries” are a surefire way to make an eggplant lover out of just about anyone. This was really good! So kind! This means I have a way I actually CRAVE eggplant. If you are terrible at estimating size, better to air on the larger side. This recipe is fantastic! Thank you do much for sharing the recipe!!! Definitely a game changer with eggplant :). I am having your World’s Easiest Cinnamon rolls for dessert tonight as well, leftover from a couple days ago. Instead of dairy-based mozzarella and parmesan, I use plant-based versions. Love this vegan version! Made it tonight and it was awesome. When one side of the eggplant has turned golden brown, flip and cook the … Thanks for the amazing recipe!! If you are not, RUN to make this! Use ctrl+f or ⌘+f on your computer or the "find on page" function on your phone browser to search existing comments! (or other flour of choice – GF for gluten-free eaters), (plus more for serving // or sub 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast per 2 Tbsp vegan parmesan), (such as linguini, but any kind will do, including veggie noodles or gluten-free). I replaced the flour with ground almonds, the bread crumbs with ground flax seed and the noodles with spaghetti squash. Do you think reheating and serving would be just as delicious ? I altered the recipe a little bit, adding fennel to the panko mix and not frying the pieces. They came out DELISH! 1 / 23. Page, Dana, I’m so glad I did! We’re so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!! !Guess I’ll still be buying it although these came fom my next door neighbors garden. I was quite pleased. I will be making this again. Now I need more recipes, I still have 18 more eggplants to harvest. If you peel the eggplant you will lose a lot of the bitterness. just as delicious as last night! When I was creating my last recipe, Oven-Fried Okra , I suspected that the batter I used, a combination of cornmeal and brown rice flour, would make a wonderfully crunchy breading for other vegetables. Your recipe was a hit! It was amazing! Your vegan dishes are life savers for my husband and I (recent converts.) 375deg for 8 minutes then flip and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. 1) instead of putting them on a cookie sheet, i put metal cooling racks on the backing sheet and the slices on that…no need to flip and they don’t get soggy! I did make a few tweaks to make it work with my supplies though. Let them sit for 30 minutes, then rinse well and pat dry. My teenage daughter who never has had eggplant had three helpings because she loved it so much. This means I have a way I actually CRAVE eggplant. Making this again! Slice eggplant into thin rounds slightly less than 1/2 inch thick, and sprinkle each side liberally with sea salt. Make these crunchy baked eggplant fries and you may never go back to potatoes. I could eat it everyday!! Try white eggplant, the taste is so light. I omitted the flour step (because it was too high in the cupboard to reach) and dipped straight from the cornflour/milk to the crumb mix. As always, tag us on Instagram with #minimalistbaker or Twitter @minimalistbaker if you do. Let us know how it goes! I’ve tackled non-vegan eggplant parm and eggplant and feta pizza, and if I can master the vegan versions, I will be in in heaven. Almond milk? I am leaving you with the option of either creating your own vegan mozzarella “cheese”, or to use your favorite store-bought version. My kids loved it and went back for seconds. He LOVED this recipe. This version is so easy!!! I’m going to make often! Just FYI. Just slice the eggplant, rub it with some salt, let it sit for 10 minutes, bread it in chickpea flour or other flour and pan-fry it in hot oil. I haven’t tried an air fryer but have heard good things about how they crisp things up! I had a badddd craving for some vegan eggplant parm and made this for the roommates and I last night. Thanks! I used the nutritional yeast instead of the vegan parmesan and melted cheese on top towards the end… came out better than I’ve had in any restaurant before. I made the eggplant tonight and it was soooo delicious. Love the crispiness to the eggplant and overall doesn’t take too long for a great dinner! Don’t skip the extra step frying the eggplant in a frying pan while they bake, that takes this from a 7 to a 10. Sometimes large eggplant or undercooked eggplant can have a bitterness in my experience. I used canned coconut milk, and I always air fry, but with some spritzing with olive oil , Thank you for posting this recipe! (not a lot of vegan meals make my mouth water… but this one does!!) I never liked eggplant this much. Will definitely be making again!! Heating it up a bit afraid to try this recipe, I still salt and dry the eggplant and... ) thanks again: ) good too gluten-free ] 6 years ago but she really liked vegan fried eggplant... 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