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Here's a non-chicken idea: Breaded eggplant bites stuffed with fontina and sage. Food torture for
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Posted to Thread #2692 at 6:52 pm on Jul 20, 2006
sure, but worth it. They can be fried ahead and reheated in the oven. The client who showed me this saw Marianne Esposito do it on TV. She freezes them after frying, but I've never tried that.
Find the smallest Japanese eggplants you can. Slice a little skin off each side, then slice them 1/8-inch thick. Lay them out on paper towels in the order you cut them. (You'll need adjacent slices to make little sandwiches.) Salt them on both sides and let them exude their excess liquid. Pat dry.
Take two adjacent slices and fill with a sliver of fontina cheese and a sage leaf.
Set up a bowl of seasoned flour, another of beaten egg, and another of bread crumbs. (fresh or dry, your choice). Heat peanut or canola oil in a skillet until breadcrumbs sizzle on contact. Now comes the torture part: while endeavoring to keep the layers together, dip the sandwiches first in flour, then egg, then crumbs. (I've tried forks and toothpicks to no avail. Just plan on getting very cakey fingers.)
Fry them on both sides until brown and crisp. Once the cheese melts they'll hold together.
Serve with your favorite tomato sauce.
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- Oh, you're way ahead of me with the pinwheel idea! I think the prosciutto has to be baked on - Joe - 6:36pm on 07/20/06
- Like this? [NT] [LINK] - Carianna in WA - 6:46pm on 07/20/06
- Yes, and here I thought I had just invented the idea myself. [NT] - Joe - 6:54pm on 07/20/06
- Oh man, you guy's amaze me. So creative! [NT] - orchid - 7:20pm on 07/20/06
- Well now, that would be "guys" now wouldn't it? 80) [NT] - orchid - 7:25pm on 07/20/06
- My dear beau makes this, with chicken and veal, and he does this >>> - Heather_in_SF - 6:37pm on 07/20/06
- Here's a non-chicken idea: Breaded eggplant bites stuffed with fontina and sage. Food torture for - Joe - 6:52pm on 07/20/06
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- Or Tuscan Chicken? Rec: inside - DawnNYS - 7:51pm on 07/20/06
- wow dawn. very close to what i thunk up for supper tomorrow - REC:another tuscan(ish) chicken - rvb - 8:28pm on 07/20/06
- Heheh, hope you are using some of those fresh herbs, Rick! [NT] - DawnNYS - 8:47pm on 07/20/06
- yup. btw, - rvb - 8:52pm on 07/20/06
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- Oh...you reminded me of this REC: Venetian Sausage Bites [NT] [LINK] - RuthAB - 3:09am on 07/21/06
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- Charlie posted a wonderful rec: on the old board. Chicken Scarpariello - barb_b - 10:56pm on 07/20/06
- Thank you all! Look at all these great ideas. I knew the Mimi's crew would come through! - Carianna in WA - 1:06am on 07/21/06
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