Food Recipes Matt Romero’s Eggplant “Sandwiches” 3.8 (234) 7 Reviews Slices of eggplant serve as the bread layer in these unique and delicious "sandwiches." By Matt Romero Matt Romero Matt Romero is a chef-turned-farmer with over two decades of experience growing organic vegetables. Romero Farms is famous for its spicy green chiles and Matt's unique recipes. Highlights: * In the 90's, worked for several restaurants: Artichoke (Crested Butte), Mexicali Cafe (in Denver) and Coyote Cafe (Santa Fe) * Became a farmer and made a name for himself roasting chiles at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market * Was profiled in New Mexico Magazine * Gained national notoriety, was featured on the Food Network and Good Morning America Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 19, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Katherine Wolkoff Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs, beaten 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1 medium eggplant (1 to 1 1/2 pounds), cut into eight 1/2-inch-thick rounds ½ cup canola oil kosher salt 4 leaves romaine lettuce, torn in half 2 medium beefsteak or other tomatoes (about 1 pound), sliced ½ cup fresh basil leaves 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled Directions Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip the eggplant slices in the flour, then in the eggs (letting any excess drip off), and finally in the bread crumbs, pressing gently to help them adhere. Heat half the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook half the eggplant until golden brown and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer to a paper towel–lined plate. Wipe out the skillet and repeat with the remaining oil and eggplant. Sprinkle the hot eggplant with ½ teaspoon salt. Layer the eggplant, lettuce, tomatoes, basil, and goat cheese to form 4 "sandwiches," with the eggplant on the top and bottom of each stack. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 549 Calories 40g Fat 36g Carbs 15g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 549 % Daily Value * Total Fat 40g 51% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 128mg 43% Sodium 448mg 19% Total Carbohydrate 36g 13% Total Sugars 7g Protein 15g Calcium 126mg 10% Iron 2mg 11% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.