How to make it

  • Several hours prior to – or even the night before – cooking eggplant, whisk the flour and Old Bay Seasoning into the beer in a deep mixing bowl. Cover the bowl and leave out on the kitchen counter to ferment.
  • When ready, generously salt the eggplant slices and let set for a while to leech the bitterness out of them. Pat dry.
  • Preheat oven to 200F degrees. Have a paper towel-lined jelly roll pan ready to hold the finished eggplant slices.
  • In a large cast iron skillet, heat about an inch of cooking oil to almost-but-not-quite-smoking.
  • Using tongs, dip each eggplant slice into the batter, and then gently lower into the hot cooking oil. Do not overcrowd the pan, usually 4 or 5 slices at a time will work.
  • As each batch finishes, place the slices on the towel-lined jelly roll pan in the oven to stay warm while you cook the remaining eggplant.
  • Enjoy!!

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Love fried eggplant! Never cooked it with beer yet, this sounds new and exciting!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    I will definately be trying this out as soon as I pick up some eggplant. Sounds great. 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    spinach1948 ate it and said...
    Love Eggplant but not this way, I'll be trying this when it is eggplant season.
    Hi 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    'EGGPLANT' "Delish" "5"FORK!!!!!
    from 'start 2 finish'~
    'Old Bay' makes everything taste Better!
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    Tx for the recipe i will try it soon hi 5
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  • 22566 8 years ago
    I believe that you are the first that has released the secret of good eggplant,not many know how to remove bitterness.

    Thank-you for a very nice recipe.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful day.

    Kind Regards

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