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Eggplant Ricotta Bites

EggplantRicottaBitesTotal Time:25 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 10 min
Yield: 6 servings
Level: Easy

1 medium eggplant
Kosher salt
All-purpose flour, for dredging
2 large eggs
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra- virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
2 large plum tomatoes, diced
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 cup ricotta cheese
Shredded fresh basil, for topping


Thinly slice the eggplant into rounds and season with salt. Pour some flour
into a shallow dish. Beat the eggs in another dish. In a third dish, mix the
breadcrumbs and parmesan. Dredge the eggplant in the flour, then dip in the
eggs and coat with the breadcrumb mixture.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in
batches, cook the eggplant until golden, about 2 minutes per side, adding
more oil between batches, if necessary. Drain on paper towels and season
with salt.

Toss the tomatoes with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil and the vinegar in
a bowl. Spoon some ricotta onto each eggplant slice. Top with the tomato
mixture and basil.

Photograph by Anna Williams
Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine

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