Fried Eggplant With Marinara Sauce

Here are 2 delicious, but simple recipes for fried eggplant, along with a homemade marinara sauce for dipping. The first recipe dredges seasoned eggplant slices in flour, egg and bread crumbs. The breaded slices are immersed in hot oil until golden brown. The second recipe dredges seasoned eggplant slices in a mixture of cornmeal, garlic salt, and white pepper. The coated slices are sautéed in hot oil until golden brown and tender. Grated fresh Parmesan cheese tops this hot dish.

To go with the deed fried goodies is a quick and easy marinara sauce that is ready to serve in less than half an hour.

Cook’s Notes:
Freshly cut eggplant can be bitter. One way to lessen the bitterness is to place the slices in a colander, sprinkle lightly with salt and allow the excess liquids to drain off. Pat dry.

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Chimichangas With Cheese Sauce

I started making these about 7 years ago when my favorite Mexican restaurant closed. They had the best Chimichangas. This is my version. With the Cheese sauce.

Things You’ll Need

1 lb Boneless Chicken Breast
1 4 oz can green chili’ s diced
1 to 2 tablespoons chili powered
1 garlic clove diced
1/4 cup onion diced
8 10 inch flour tortillas
Canola oil
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup water

Step One
Bake chicken in oven until done. Shred the chicken. In a pot add 1 tablespoon butter onion and garlic. Cook over med. heat until onions are soft. Add the green chili’ s , chili powder ,1/2 cup water and chicken. Stir. Cover and cook over med. low. heat for at least 30 mins.

Step Two
Heat the tortillas in microwave for 30 seconds. Place about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of Chicken mixture in the middle of the tortillas. Fold the side’ s into the middle and next the other side Hold it together with the toothpicks. It should look like a little package. Place in refrigerator until ready to fry.

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Super Simple Tomato Sauce

Many people will never make tomato sauce because they think it is too difficult. I would like to talk to you today about meat sauce. It is the meat sauce that I grew up on and will rival any. It is a simple recipe, but it is awesome.

First, you need the following:
1 – 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 – small can of tomato paste
6 – fresh garlic cloves
1 – 1 lbs Hamburger, Italian Sausage, or both
1 – handful flat leaf parsley
1 – 5 or 6 Basil Leaves
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil and Red Wine (Optional)

In a Pot, place a small amount of olive oil. Place on top of the stove at medium heat. Chop the garlic and sauté until golden brown. Remove from the pot and place the hamburger or sausage or both along with ½ of the parsley and basil at medium/high. Cook until golden brown and remove from the pot. Pour in a cup of red wine. Scrape the bits off of the bottom.

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