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Melitzanes Tiganites: A Greek Fried Eggplant Recipe

This Greek fried eggplant recipe, or melitzanes tiganites, requires only three ingredients. It’s a quick way to prepare eggplant as no special cooking skill is required. Eggplant is popular in many countries’ cuisines. Mainly because there are so many ways to cook it: fried, baked, stuffed. Eggplant, known also as aubergine, is often stewed, as in the French ratatouille or Greek briam, or deep fried as in the Italian parmigiana di melanzane and the Greek moussaka. It is widely used in its native Indian cuisine. It is even made as a delicious dip as in the Greek melitzanosalata. Eggplants can also be battered before deep-frying and served with a sauce made of tahini and tamarind. Either way, you decide to cook it, it is absolutely delicious! This easy Greek fried eggplant recipe, or else melitzanes tiganites, requires only three ingredients! You will only need eggplants, flour, extra virgin olive oil and salt. Melitzanes tiganites is a quick and delicious way to eat eggplant as no special cooking skills are required. In Greece, we like to serve melitzanes tiganites with skordalia. This Greek fried eggplant recipe is for 4-6 persons.

Greek Fried Eggplant Recipe – Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 kilo of eggplants
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of Greek olive oil
  • Salt

Greek Fried Eggplant Recipe – Instructions

  1. Wash eggplants well under cold water.
  2. Cut them into thin slices.
  3. Take a large bowl.
  4. Fill the bowl with water and add some salt.
  5. Place the eggplant slices for around 10 minutes into the salted water.
  6. Take them off the water.
  7. Allow them to drain.
  8. Sprinkle them with salt.
  9. Take a large skillet.
  10. Add the extra virgin oil.
  11. Heat oil over medium-high heat.
  12. Dip each eggplant slice in flour.
  13. Place in hot oil.
  14. Fry 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  15. Taste to see if additional salt is needed. Add to taste.
  16. Drain on paper towels.
  17. Serve melitzanes tiganites while they are hot.

I hope you liked this easy Greek fried eggplant recipe! Stay tuned for more traditional Greek recipes. Enjoy!

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