Fried Eggplant and Courgettes ( Vinete si Dovlecei Pane )

This is a very easy and simple recipe to make,when you are in a hurry and need a fast fix.Also it is remarkable tasty for its simplicity.I recommend it as a side dish also for steaks or meat recipes.It a very characteristic summer recipe for Romania and it can be found in every corner of it as it is very tasty and savory. For this recipe you will need :

-1 Eggplant ( A medium size is perfect,make sure it is not too thick)
-1 Courgette ( Same as the eggplant not too thick to avoid seeds )
-2 Eggs
-100g of plain flour
-Juice from 1 Lemon
-A few cloves of Garlic
-Sunflower Oil


Preparation: First of all thoroughly wash the vegetables then cut them in a diagonal pattern creating 1 cm thick slices.After you have cut the vegetable rub some lemon juice on the slices as it prevents them from taking a brownish color.In the meanwhile in a bowl whisk the 2 eggs.In a plate pour the flour and mix it with the salt and pepper.In a pan put the sunflower oil and set it on a medium heat and allow it to reach a higher temperature.Take a slice of eggplant coat it in egg and then in flour ,then gently put it in the oil to fry.Make sure to flip it accordingly until it is a nice golden brown on both sides.Continue this process with all the vegetable slices.When you are done cover them in order to remain hot while you prepare the garlic sauce.For the garlic sauce crush the garlic cloves and put them in a thick cup,add salt then gently mixing add oil from time to time until it becomes a thick paste,over this paste pour a little water to make it more liquid.Pour the resulting garlic sauce all over the fried vegetables.Enjoy your meal .

Tips:This recipe is best served warm,you can call it a warm salad if you like and can be used as a side dish also,although it is delicious by its self.

Wish you all the best.

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