Linguine and Kale with Fried Eggplant Recipe

I experimented on this one, but it turned out fabulous! I had an eggplant and a big bag of kale to use up and wasn’t sure what to do with it. I’d never cooked with kale before, so I had to do some digging first until I felt more comfortable. I ended up with this lovely dish!

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Here’s what I did:

First I sliced up my eggplant.sliced eggplant

and coated in salt to get the bitterness out. The longer you let it set the better.


I sautéed garlic in oil, then added red pepper flakes and basil. sauteed garlic

While this was going, I cooked my pasta in the pressure cooker. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, go buy one. So worth it!

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After a few minutes, I added in a big pile of kale.

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You’ll want to stir this occasionally. It’s done when it turns a darker green, almost like cooked spinach.

Prepare your bread crumb mixture for the eggplant.
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And whisk the eggs. eggs whisk

Rinse off the salted eggplant. 

Coat eggplant in eggs.


Then dredge in breadcrumb or flour mixture (I used flour and & pepper this time)


Fry until lightly brown.


Once the kale is ready, you can mix in your pasta. and some tomatoes

And tada! It’s beautiful and tasty 🙂


Here’s a recipe card for you if you’d like to print or save:

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Are you a fan of eggplant? I didn’t use to be. But everything is better fried 😉

 

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  • lela
    August 12, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    This recipe looks great! Can’t wait to try it. I love eggplant. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday on In The New House. See you tomorrow for another party!

    • Jenn
      August 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you, Iela!

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