I'm cooking for a vegan. I want to make eggplant with a crunchy crust. What can I use to make the breadcrumbs stick? Anyone tried this?
You can use any ground nuts, cooked whole grain (such as kasha or millet), or my favorite, sesame seeds to "bread" your eggplant before frying.
You could make a batter using chickpea flour, water, salt and a little baking powder- not sure if the crunchy eggplant is going to be incorporated with anything else, in which case the taste/texture may not work for you.
Don't think I'd heard of chickpea flour...I want to try it! Thanks.
i always spray with olive oil spray on both sides then dredge in flour; adds to the crunch
Thanks! Great idea too!
Ideally, I'd like a low carb, flourless crust.
Use plain soy milk to make the breadcrumbs adhere. Also, be sure to check that your breadcrumbs are vegan. If they're store bought alot of the time they have dairy in them. Hope your meal goes well.
Duh! Should have thought of that....but you did, and were kind enough to share. Thanks!
No problem! I recently realized it when I was making a vegan mac and cheese recipe.
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