In the heart of a quaint, sun-dappled village where every street corner told a story, two childhood friends, Mia and Luca, reunited over their love for food and fond memories. Their meeting place was Mia’s backyard garden, a lush oasis brimming with vegetables and herbs, a testament to her green thumb and culinary passion. As they caught up on lost time, their conversation naturally drifted to their shared keto journey and the quest for the perfect lunch.
Inspired by Luca’s tales of his travels to the Mediterranean and Mia’s recent harvest, they decided to create a dish that was a nod to their adventures and the flavors they cherished: Completely Keto Crispy Eggplant. Mia, with her knack for transforming simple ingredients into dishes that danced on the palate, suggested they use her homegrown eggplants as the star of their meal.
Together, they coated slices of eggplant in a mixture of ground almonds and xanthan gum, seasoned with garlic powder and Pink Himalayan Salt, then lightly fried them in avocado oil until each piece was perfectly crispy. Served alongside a fresh, herby salad and a dollop of keto-friendly tzatziki, the Crispy Eggplant was a revelation, a crispy, savory delight that captured the essence of their friendship and shared culinary explorations.
As they dined under the shade of an old oak tree, the Crispy Eggplant did more than satiate their hunger; it rekindled memories of their childhood adventures, of days spent exploring the village and dreaming of distant lands. The dish was a bridge between past and present, a celebration of their reunion and the journeys that had shaped them.
In that moment, the Completely Keto Crispy Eggplant was more than just a meal; it was a symbol of their enduring friendship, a reminder that no matter where life took them, they could always find their way back to each other, to share a meal and stories in the tranquility of Mia’s garden. And as the afternoon waned into evening, they realized that the true flavor of their friendship was not just in the food they shared but in the laughter, the memories, and the promise of many more meals together under the village sky.
Completely Keto Crispy Eggplant
Put the xanthan gum, almonds and beaten eggs into 3 different bowls. Season the eggs with salt and garlic powder and mix to combine.
Season the almonds with salt and pepper and mix well.
Coat each eggplant lightly in xanthan gum, then egg then almonds. Let each slice dry a bit before frying.
Heat at least half an inch of oil in a large frying pan. Once the oil is fully heated, start frying the slices for about a minute per side or until a nice brown.
Sprinkle with salt before serving and serve with dipping sauce of your choice.