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Feb 5, 2014 12:34 PM

Chicken cutlets & eggplant for dinner

Have a package of thin sliced chicken cutlets and an eggplant to use up. Any ideas for a quick dinner?

Have all the pantry/fridge/freezer staples.
Kosher, so no dairy

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  1. both bread/batter and fry up wonderfully - slice eggplant thin - pound cutlets thin - dredge in a frying batter or breadcrumbs- make a great sandwich - with some bitter veg like broccoli raab or kale

    if you are looking for not fried - sauté chunks of eggplant and tomatoes (use canned whole and cut up or roast some) some olive oil, garlic and Italian herbs to make a dressing - serve with pasta or rice over pan cooked or baked cutlets

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    1. re: JTPhilly

      I like the breaded and fried idea! Along with Rabe with garlic on a nice crusty bread!
      We had rabe,garlic and sausage last night with a crusty baguette, I know not kosher, but the fresh rabe was a treat we haven't seen in our market recently
      Can you do the bread as far as kosher?

      1. re: JTPhilly

        Going to make the non fried option for tomorrow night. Possibly serve over pasta.

        1. re: cheesecake17

          Do you know about salting,draining, rinsing, drying, eggplant, if they have brown seeds, before cooking?

          Also, you don't have to go the oregano method, you may use more exotic middle eastern spices...
          served over rice, couscous....

      2. I doubt you have a Japanese eggplant there, but a globe eggplant could work just as well if you leave the skin on. Try Chicken with eggplant in garlic sauce. White rice, and an egg roll.

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        1. re: Cheese Boy

          Do you have a recipe? I usually buy Japanese eggplants

          1. re: cheesecake17

            This is something I shamelessly only buy as take out.

            1. re: Cheese Boy

              My favorite take out is string beans and eggplant in garlic sauce. I guess we think alike

        2. Breaded, fried, layered with some roasted peppers and mozzarella cheese on top, bake till cheese is sufficiently melted. Top with a little drizzled balsamic reduction.

          Just made this last month, excellent.

          (Optional you can add a layer of caramelized onions)

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          1. re: jrvedivici

            Sounds good but the request said no dairy.

            1. re: valerie

              I've got to learn to read better.

              But actually I would just layer it chicken, eggplant, caramelized onions, topped with the roasted red pepper (slices for this) then still topped with the drizzled balsamic. Who needs cheese!?!?!

            2. Any basil on hand? I'd make a thai-inspired stir fry.

              1. You can turn it into Middle-Eastern-oid by taking a can of tomato sauce and adding dill, cinnamon, and lemon juice to it. Pour it over everything and heat in the oven until the eggplant is done. Find some rice.