Friday, August 20, 2010
From our dinner to you: crispy eggplants and other stuff.
For dinner, we had breaded chicken breasts and crispy eggplants.
I have two tips about them, and while I consider them interesting, you may or may not.
I hope you do ;)
First, something my Mom taught me on how to remove the poultry taste from, you know, the chicken.
I am not a great meat eater, and it happens sometimes ( often ) that meat has a weird taste to me.
So, here we are, to eliminate unwanted odors or taste from meat, let it "marinate" for at least 10 minutes in a solution of water and baking soda ( one or two teaspoons of BS ).
Then you rinse well and voilà, the smell/ taste is gone.
Believe me (try it) it works.
The second tip is on how to obtain crispy eggplants, that are equal if not superior to French fries, in deliciousness.
- remove part of the skin of a big eggplant.
- dice it.
- in a big bowl add some multipurpose flour to the dices, and coat them well, mixing all up.
- in a non sticky pan, pour some EVOO, toss in the eggplant dices and stir well to coat them with oil.
- note that they are not deep fried :D
-add a pinch of salt.
-on a medium to high fire, stir the eggplants continuously, until tender, and until a nice brown crust covers them.
-enjoy while warm, the hotter is better but care your tongue.
Linked up at Homemaker Monday