3 T olive oil
1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
1 medium onion, sliced into rings
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 C shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
optional: bread crumbs, sliced tomatoes, basil
1Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute until browned.
2 Remove the onion and garlic to a bowl, and place eggplant slices in the hot skillet. Fry on both sides until browned and tender. Season with salt and pepper.
3 When the eggplant is tender, top slices with onion, and then cover with cheese. Allow cheese to melt for a few minutes.
4 If desired, you can just eat this as a side, but we recommend taking the next step and turning it into an open-faced sandwich. Take your eggplant and place them on bread slices. Add whatever toppings sound good to you, like tomatoes, basil, bread crumbs, shaved parmesan etc.
5 Then toast the sandwiches in a toaster oven. Delicious!