This vegetarian recipe is a wonderful meat alternative. Consider adding this plant-based protein source to other recipes in place of chicken, beef or pork.
Beat eggs in a shallow dish; set aside. In another shallow dish combine panko, cheese, lemon peel, basil, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper; set aside.
Coat a griddle or large nonstick or cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. Dip eggplant slices in egg, turning to coat. Dip slices in bread crumb mixture to lightly coat.
Cook eggplant slices in batches on the griddle over medium heat for 2- to 4-minutes per side until eggplant is lightly browned and softened. Keep cooked eggplant warm in a 300F oven while preparing remaining eggplant. Serve with lemon wedges. If desired, garnish with basil leaves.
1 vegetables, 1/2 fat, 1/2 starch