Sephardic Fried Eggplant with Sesame Seeds, Mint, and Honey

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Cast-Iron Cooking for Two: 75 Quick and Easy Skillet Recipes

By Joanna Pruess

Published 2019

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While visiting Spain with my kids, I learned that the Moors introduced eggplant into the Iberian Peninsula sometime after the eighth century. Spanish Jews, or Sephardim, embraced the fruit and used it in many dishes. In Seville, these tantalizing, sweet and savory fried slices are a favorite tapa or vegetable side dish. Honey, mint, and sesame seeds are often used together in Arabic cooking.