Grandma's Fried Eggplant Recipe

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Grandma's Fried Eggplant
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  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 sleeve of crackers-preferably saltines
  • (if you don'tsp have saltines, you need to add salt)
  • 3 eggs
  • oil


  1. Peel the eggplant and slice into round slices, not too thick, but not paper thin either.
  2. Beat eggs together, keep in a bowl.
  3. Crush crackers into fine crumbs, either by putting them in a ziploc bag and crushing them with a rolling pin, or like I do, by putting them in a bowl and smashing them with my glass ketchup bottle.
  4. **** Make sure there are no large crumbs left by gently shaking the bowl periodically.
  5. Keep crumbs in a bowl.(if you are not using saltines or similarly salted crackers, add a few dashes of salt to the crumbs)
  6. Heat oil in a skillet, about 3 tbs. When hot, take a piece of eggplant and dip it (both sides) into the egg mixture until egg is all over it.
  7. Then, press it firmly (both sides) into the cracker crumbs. Once coated, place 4 or 5 eggplants into the skillet and fry on med high, until golden brown.
  8. Transfer to a paper towel to soak the oil.
  9. You will need to periodically remove crumbs from the skillet and replenish the oil.
  10. ***variation**** To have a thicker batter, add flour or some of your crackers to the egg mixture. Dip the eggplant into the mixture and then the crumbs as usual.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 75.82 Kcal (317 kJ)
Calories from fat 29.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3g 5%
Cholesterol 122.76mg 41%
Sodium 49.15mg 2%
Potassium 307.75mg 7%
Total Carbs 7.2g 2%
Sugars 4.58g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3.44g 14%
Protein 5.44g 11%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 28.8mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 51.4 Kcal (215 kJ)
Calories from fat 20.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.24g 5%
Cholesterol 83.23mg 41%
Sodium 33.32mg 2%
Potassium 208.64mg 7%
Total Carbs 4.88g 2%
Sugars 3.11g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2.33g 14%
Protein 3.68g 11%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 4%
Iron 0.4mg 4%
Calcium 19.5mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.1
  • 2

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

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