3 Simple Ways to Cook Eggplant

3 Simple Ways to Cook Eggplant

Let's be honest.  Eggplant is beautiful.  But not the most popular of summer vegetables.

I say that's mostly because it's not a staple veggie in our American diet.  In fact, it's pretty low on the list.  And maybe it's because we don't really know how to cook and serve it?

Well, I have 3 simple and tasty recipes that will help you add more eggplant to your diet!

Roasted Eggplant Slices

  • Slice the eggplant. cut them into 1/2 inch (or so) slices.

  • Arrange eggplant on a baking sheet  Once you’ve laid out the slices in a single layer, drizzle them with olive oil and season them with sea salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Flip over the slices and repeat the oil and seasonings.

  • Roast the eggplant. cook them at 400 degrees until they are soft and golden, and starting to caramelize a bit. It will take about 30-35 minutes.

Loaded Baked Eggplant


  • eggplant
  • bacon
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • green onions

  1. Slice the eggplant into rounds.
  2. Spray both sides of the rounds with oil, sprinkle with garlic salt, then place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake until the top becomes golden brown, then distribute toppings.
  4. Bake a little more until the cheese is melted.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and serve!


Baked Eggplant Fries


  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • Olive Oil


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut the eggplant slices into even-sized “fries.”
  • Roll the eggplant fries into the flour. Next, dip them in the eggs, then coat them with a mixture of the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Prepare a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Now arrange the eggplant fries on top of the wire rack. Spray the eggplant fries with a little olive oil cooking spray.
  • Bake in the preheated 425 degrees F oven for 10 minutes or until the eggplant fries are golden and crisp.
  • Serve the eggplant fries hot or warm with a side of marinara. Enjoy!


Hopefully you have some delicious and simple ideas for preparing eggplant!  Let me know if you try any and how they turn out!

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