Crispy Eggplant w/Honey & Cojita Cheese

Crispy Eggplant w/Honey & Cojita Cheese

When we were in Barcelona, Spain in September, this was a popular tapa served in many restaurants. I decided to recreate it, and was it ever delicious! Just the right amount of sweetness, heat and tang! The grated cojito cheese was perfect for this dish!!

Crispy Eggplant w/Honey & Cheese

Category: APPETIZERS, Bites

Servings: 2 Servings

Crispy Eggplant w/Honey & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 small eggplants or 4 baby eggplants
  • Sea salt
  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Honey, grated cojito cheese, Allepo red pepper & parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Wash and then thinly slice your eggplant on a mandolin. I sliced mine at the 1/8 setting. Lay the slices single layer on a tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle all the slices with sea salt. Let sit for 30-45 minutes to sweat out most of the liquid.
  2. Once the allotted time has passed, pat all the pieces dry with paper towels. This will also remove most of the sea salt. Set aside.
  3. In a shallow dish, add 1 – 2 cups of all purpose flour.
  4. Heat 1/2 cup olive oil on medium high heat.
  5. Dredge the eggplant slices in the flour, a few at a time.
  6. Place the floured slices in the heated oil and lightly brown on both sides. They will brown quickly, so you have to work fast.
  7. Serve immediately with a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of Allepo red pepper and a generous amount of cheese. Finish with chopped parsley.
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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

APPETIZERS

This is my mom’s recipe, and it’s something that has to be made every Thanksgiving. Of course, I make them throughout the year because who doesn’t love a deviled egg! They are simple, yet so delicious! Give them a try!

 

Fire Crackers

Fire Crackers

APPETIZERS

I make these crackers all the time and keep them ready for snacking or when we have friends over. Everyone loves the tangy spice! There are many recipes out there for similar crackers. I have reduced the amount of spice, which gives you a hint of flavor, rather than overpowering you with the taste of ranch dressing. Everyone that tries them raves, but they can’t quite figure out what is on them. I like to ‘em guessing and I kind of enjoy that! Click photo for printable recipe.

Fire Crackers

Category: APPETIZERS, Bites

Fire Crackers

Ingredients

  • 2 sleeves of saltine crackers
  • 3/4 cup good canola oil
  • 1/2 of a 1-ounce package ranch dressing seasoning
  • 1 TBS garlic pepper
  • 1 TBS red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Mix oil & spices in a small bowl. Place crackers in a large bowl and pour mixture over crackers. With a rubber spatula, carefully turn the crackers to cover with spice mix and repeat every 10 minutes until thoroughly coated. Place crackers on wax paper and let dry for one hour. Place in an airtight container.
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