Eggplant parmesan  with burrata

Salt eggplant

Arrange eggplant slices on a paper towel lined baking sheet and season generously with salt, alternately layering paper towels and eggplant slices.


Drain eggplant

Top with another baking sheet to weigh the slices down. Let sit for about 30 minutes to drain some of the water from the eggplant.


Prep dredge for eggplant

Add panko, Parmesan, red pepper, garlic powder and black pepper to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until fine. Add to a mixing bowl and set aside. In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs and buttermilk together.


Fry eggplant

Heat the oil to 350ºF (180ºC). Working in batches a few slices at a time, dip a piece of the eggplant in the egg wash then dredge in the flour mixture, shaking off any of the excess.


Continue to fry eggplant

Slowly add to the oil and fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Repeat with the remaining eggplant.


Assemble and serve

Divide the fried eggplant slices between small bowls. Top with ½ cup of the warmed marinara followed by a piece of burrata. Garnish with oregano and serve immediately.