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Panko Fried Aubergine

I really love aubergine.  It’s a pretty versatile vegetable that works well in a range of different dishes.  Panko fried vegetables are very popular and aubergines are ideal for this dish.  This dish can be accompanied by a mixed salad or numerous other options.

The quantity for the ingredients will depend on the size of your aubergine so make sure you have enough of each.  I have included staring quantities of each and more can be added if required.


1.5g Salt

1 1/4tsp Garlic powder

60g Plain flour

50g Panko

2 Eggs

1 Aubergine

Vegetable oil


Break the eggs into a small bowl and give them a quick whisk.

In a flat plate combine the salt, garlic powder and flour.

Spread out the panko on a separate plate.

Cut up the aubergine into the desired sized pieces.

Add the oil to the pan about half an inch deep and heat as you would when making chips.

Dip a piece of aubergine in the egg then coat it in the flour mix.

Dip it again in the egg, remove excess egg and then roll in the panko.

Place in an empty plate so you can batch fry. Repeat until you have enough to cook (the number will depend on the size of the container you are using to fry them).

Alternatively, do them all and then fry them in 10-12’s.  When cooked, use a perforated spoon to drain off as much oil as possible and place the aubergine on a plate lined with 5-6 paper towels to soak up more of the excess oil.

These are best when warm so fry as many as possible in one go without overfilling your pan.

So there you have it. A simple recipe to make Panko Fried Aubergine.  These are yummy served with sweet chilli sauce.

Chefs Notes

I experimented by freezing some and oven baking them at a later date but this affected the flavour. My suggestion is to make sure you enjoy them warm when they are made.

For those looking for a vegan alternative then try substituting the egg for any of these: almond milk, soya milk, coconut milk, flaxseed meal mixed with water etc.


Have you ever made any panko coated vegetables?


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This Post Has 74 Comments

  1. thanks for the recipe, sounds well and truly delicious

    1. It’s really yummy. I do love aubergines and this dish is really yummy and easy to make.

  2. This would be great to make for my next girls night in. I love how easy it is to make.

    1. I know. Easy dishes can really help when you have friends over x

  3. Ooo I do like panko veggies. I’ll have to make these for sure. I don’t think I’ve ever tried aubergines.

    1. Me too they’re sooo yummy aren’t they!!!!

  4. Oh wow, that sounds so good. I have never had anything like this, but can’t wait to try it.

    1. Enjoy Robin. It’s easy to make and really yummy.

  5. I actually have some panko breadcrumbs in my cupboard, leftover from a recipe I did recently. I’ve been trying to find something to use them on, and I like the look of this (I love aubergine!) I think I’ll give this a go this weekend x

    1. That’s great, I hope you liked it Samantha.

  6. OK now this sounds like a really interesting thing to make with aubergine, I would never have thought of frying it at all. I will have to perhaps give this a try.

    1. Enjoy Sarah. It’s a lovely dish.

  7. Ooh I havent heard of this before but I LOVE aubergine so this sounds like something we would really enjoy. I love that you offer a vegan alternative too!

    1. I wanted to make sure no one was excluded and vegan food is increasingly popular. I need to make more vegan dishes as they are yummy!

  8. I’ve never heard of Aubergine before! It looks delicious and definitely something I’d find at an Asian restaurant. Makes me hungry for it!

    1. It’s yummy. You must try it!

  9. Just about anything tastes better fried. I must try this out. Thanks for sharing.

    1. To be honest you might be right although I don’t eat fried food very often to know for sure.

  10. I love panko coating on vegetables and meat, but I’ve never tried aubergine before. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen it in the store, but I’ll have to look closely next time.

    1. Panko does work well with a range of foods. I love that it’s so versatile.

  11. I have not made panko coated vegetables. I also don’t know that I have ever had aubergine.

    1. It’s a must try. This is yummy!

  12. I must admit I am never too sure what to do with aubergene. These sound really lovely and I would love to give this recipe a try.

    1. I hope you do it’s a really nice recipe 🙂

  13. Oh this looks tasty. I like aubergines but I am often left a little clueless as to what I could do with them, but I will definitely be trying this. looks yummy

    1. This is super easy and yummy too.

  14. I love everything fried. I am sure that my family will love it too! So delish!

    1. I hope they do. It’s a great way to eat aubergine.

  15. Mum used to make coated veggies lots when I was young, not had it in such a long time. Thanks for the recipe, we are definitely going to give it a try.

    1. It’s so easy to do and you can change up the veg and have a mix of different things.

  16. Oh my goodness! It looks so tasty and easy to prepare. Will surely try this recipe this coming weekend. YUMM!

  17. Oh yum! My niece doesn’t like vegetables much but she likes fried and crispy food. I think I can trick her with this.

    1. Ha, yes it works a treat to trick kiddies into eating veg 🙂

  18. I love Aubergines and I love the crispness of fried Panko so this recipe sounds delicious. I’ll definitely give it a go.

    1. Me too, it’s crispy outside and warm and soft inside, yum!!

  19. I bet that taste amazing, I need to try this recipe. I’ve tried eggplant burgers and they were good so I know this will be.

  20. I have to say, I had no idea what aubergine was until I read the post. This looks and sounds SO good. Definitely can’t wait to try a new dish!

    1. You’re going to love it!!!! Enjoy Wendy 🙂

  21. This both looks and sounds yummy! Lovely new dish to try

    1. It really is a good one. Enjoy x

  22. I have never had this before. I actually don’t even know if I’ve heard of this til now. It sure looks really good though!

    1. It is delicious. A nice easy recipe.

  23. Never had aubergines but after reading your recipe, will give it a try. It’s pretty straight forward to follow.

    1. It sure is and yummy too!!!! 🙂

  24. I love panko-coated veggies! Your recipe looks so darn yummy. I like that it’s quick and easy to make!

    1. Me too, it is a great dish side dish and full of flavour.

  25. Ooo yes please!! Now this is right up my street, I love the look of this. I am going to try this on Sunday xx

    1. Hope it went well. It’s a lovely dish x

  26. This recipe looks so good! I love pretty much any veggie after it has been panko fried!

    1. Ha, they do taste yummy when fried in panko.

  27. I don’t usually buy aubergines but it is definitely something I would like to change. Sounds like a lovey recipe!

    1. It’s really yummy. I really love this dish x

  28. This looks nice and simple to put together but so delicious, perfect for a weekend treat!

    1. It’s an ideal treat. We don’t eat fried food often but this really is tasty.

  29. Mmm yum! This would be super delicious with some chicken wings and an ice cold beer, I think!

    1. It works well with various items including a nice big salad for the vegetarians 🙂

  30. I’d never heard of panko, I just had to look it up!

    1. They are great for this sort of dish.

  31. I have never tried an aubergine before, looks delicious though.

    1. Oh wow, you must try this!!!!

  32. I love aubergine but never know how to cook it – thanks for this

    1. No problem Kara. I hope you enjoy making it.

  33. I’ve tried this before with courgette, but everything always falls off when I fry it. Might give aubergine a try instead!

    1. It might be your glue as it were. I used egg when I made this and it worked well.

  34. I love Panko fried veggies, that looks like a delicious recipe to try. Yum I need to make this.

    1. Panko fried veg are really popular. You can do this with so many different vegetables but aubergines work exceptionally well.

  35. I’ve never had panko fried veggies before. I do like aubergine though so I’ll have to give it a try!

    1. Enjoy Jennifer. I love aubergine too, you’ll love this!!!

  36. Looks delicious I will definitely have to give them a try bet the kids would love them too ❤️👌🤞😊

    1. Enjoy Sean. It’s great to add another recipe to those you already make at home. We love to eat a range of foods.

  37. Not something i ever buy, looks great though

  38. These sound great and look so good not had them before but must try

  39. These sound interesting I’d love to try I’m curious as to whether courgette would be as nice

    1. That would work too 🙂

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