Baked Fried Eggplant
vegetable cooking spray, as needed
2 medium to large eggplants, peeled and sliced into rounds
1/2-1 cup Italian salad dressing, as needed (I use fat free)
1/2-1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs, as needed
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Dip eggplant slices into the Italian dressing. Allow the excess dressing to drip off (too much dressing will wet the vegan breadcrumbs and make them a pain to work with).
2. Coat the eggplant with the vegan breadcrumbs and place on prepared cookie sheet. Lightly spray the eggplant with the vegetable spray.
3. Bake until brown and crispy turning at least once (about 10 to 15 minutes).
I like to serve the eggplant with pasta and tomato sauce, but I have been known to just eat the slices off of the cookie sheet right out of the oven!