Eggplant Dippers

I have found that kids love food when it is fun. I can get my kids to eat a variety of new foods when I make a "dipping" version. This is how I introduced eggplant and my kids ate it up! 

Good sized eggplant, peeled
1 cup flour
3 eggs
1/3 cup milk
2-3 cups Italian seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
salt and pepper
Pasta sauce for dipping

Preheat oven to 350°. I use three pie plates for the breading process, but you could also use regular plates or even bowls. Mix flour and desired amount of salt and pepper together in one plate. Mix eggs and milk in another plate. Put bread crumbs in the last plate. Cut the eggplant lengthwise in half or in quarters, depending on the size of the eggplant. Then cut in 1/2" slices. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Coat each piece thoroughly in flour, then in egg mixture, then in bread crumbs. Line on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn each piece over and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve with heated pasta sauce for dipping.

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