Mini Eggplant Parmesan Sticks
1 eggplant cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp parsley
marinara sauce for dipping
Preheat the broiler in the oven. Lightly grease a flat baking sheet. Crack the egg into a small bowl, add the water, and beat. In a second small bowl combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, pepper, and parsley. Dip each piece of eggplant first into the egg, coating all sides. Then dredge each eggplant stick in the breadcrumb mixture, making sure to coat evenly and generously on all sides. Arrange the coated eggplant sticks on the baking sheet. Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, depending on desired crispness. Serve with lightly warmed marinara sauce for dipping.
There they are just coming out of the oven. That's my first sheet with about half of the eggplant, so the whole recipe makes double what you see in the picture. These are like a little bite-sized version of eggplant parmesan, especially once you add some marinara for dipping:
For the beats, I'm choosing Grace Kelly by Mika. These eggplant parmesan sticks are a fancy and elegant dish disguising themselves as something fun (French fries). This tune is the opposite - a goofy and fun song and band trying to disguise themselves as something classy.