Eggplant with Gruyère Cheese

A tasty dish to satisfy cravings for a deep-fried dish.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 5 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. Gruyère cheese or mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil for garnish

Directions

  • Cut the eggplants crosswise into slices ½-inch thick. Sprinkle each slice with salt and let sit for 25 minutes (this extracts the bitter-tasting juices). Rinse under cold running water, drain, and dry thoroughly.
  • Preheat broiler on low. Heat the oil and deep-fry each eggplant slice for 1 minute. Drain on paper towels. Arrange the slices in a single layer on a flat baking sheet, sprinkle with the garlic, and place a slice of cheese over each slice, then top with another slice of eggplant. Broil until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with chopped basil and serve immediately.