Crispy Eggplant Fingers(Fried or Baked) And 5 Reasons Why I wouldn’t want to buy KFC’s Edible Nailpolish?

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I wonder what KFC was thinking when it decided to introduce edible chicken flavored nail polishes. I know they were taking their motto ‘finger lickin’ good’ literally but why on earth would anyone want to lick their nails when they could eat their delicious chicken instead.Thankfully, it has not yet hit the shelves. It is just being promoted on social media to test the market reaction.

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5 reasons why I think edible nailpolish is a bad idea:

  1. Moms are not going to buy that nail polish for their young kids because they alone know how hard it was to get them off that nasty nail-biting habit. Buying edible nail polish would be potential suicide.
  2. Teenaged girls! think twice. you don’t want those braces back with all the finger licking an’ chewing.
  3. Hygiene. Has anyone thought of that. Either you wear gloves or protective finger caps or you just sit whole day with your fingers in a fridge. After all who can resist KFC….you can’t stop your pet cats,dogs or flies from a teeny lick or weeny bite of your nails. And who wants to be chased or followed by street dogs when  walking on the road with irresistibly tempting chicken on your finger tips.
  4. Young ladies! It is not at all elegant or lady-like to lick or bite your nails in public. And imagine it getting runny or sticky on your important papers in your office.
  5. KFC is hugely impartial…meaning..their nail polish is unisex. OMG! That would mean…our dear planet will be invaded by men of all sizes and shapes with their nails painted RED…and at one time you will find atleast a dozen of them with fingers in their mouths….everywhere…in trains,in offices,in shopping malls,on roads…everywhere.Oh God! Please no.
Pic courtesy:adweek.com
Pic courtesy:  adweek.com

KFC! Are you listening?We all love KFC. But the idea of an edible nail polish is a bit weird.

A little suggestion:  How about an edible LIPSTICK or chicken flavored chewing gum or lollies? Think about it.

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Well! There is still time till KFC’s nailpolish is available for us to buy. Till then if you want to taste,lick or eat some delicious fingers while still looking elegant…go for this dish. Crispy Eggplant fingers are easy to make, crunchy and delicious. You can serve them as an evening snack or a party appetizer. I tried frying as well as baking them. Honestly speaking, I found the baked version even better. Well! to each his own. Why don’t you try both and decide for yourself. Eat it just like that or with an Italian dip like marinara or a hot and sweet chilli sauce.

 

Recipe: Crispy Eggplant Fingers

 

Ingredients

  • 8 finger eggplants (vertically sliced into two) or 1 medium eggplant (cut into finger size strips)
  • salt
  • 1 tsp.pepper
  • 1tsp.garlic powder
  • 1 tsp.dried oregano
  • 1 tsp.chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp.onion powder
  • 1 tsp.thyme
  • 1 tsp.dried basil
  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • oil for deep frying
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Method

  1. – Place the eggplant fingers in a colander. Sprinkle salt on them and leave for 30 minutes. This helps reduce the moisture content in the eggplants. Wash and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  2. Meanwhile, put salt,pepper,garlic powder,dried oregano,chilli flakes,onion powder,thyme,basil in a blender and blend together.
  3. Mix this spice mixture and cheese with bread crumbs.
  4. Spread rice flour on a plate. Put the eggplant fingers on it and toss till they are coated with the flour.
  5. Beat an egg with a tbsp. of milk in a bowl.
  6. Spread the bread crumb mixture on a plate.
  7. Dip the eggplants in egg first after shaking off the excess rice flour.
  8. Then roll gently in the bread crumbs.
  9. Keep the rolled eggplants in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  10. Pour 1 inch of oil into a pan. When the oil is hot, put the eggplant pieces in the oil, and fry till golden brown.
  11. Baking: Spray some oil on a baking sheet.Place the breaded eggplants on the sheet and spray some oil.Bake at 360ºF for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Serve hot with your favorite sauce.
  13. Enjoy this lip smacking,delicious snack with your family and friends.

 

Left: fried Right: baked
Left: fried Right: baked

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85 thoughts on “Crispy Eggplant Fingers(Fried or Baked) And 5 Reasons Why I wouldn’t want to buy KFC’s Edible Nailpolish?

      1. I just checked out that link. Eeks I’m not sure what to think about it. I agree with you.. I too don’t think it’s a great idea. All I can say is – what was KFC thinking?!

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      1. I am sure they are. The idea sounds gross. Though they claim that they are made of edible ingredients..”entirely made of edible ingredients: spice blends suspended in starch, with vegetable gum added so they stick to your finger nails for a day or so, according to a spokeswoman at Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong, the advertising agency behind the polishes.
        With no preservatives, each batch – made by spice company McCormick in Singapore – must be refrigerated and lasts for only five days.”(BBC.com)

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  1. Baby eggies! A great idea, but I haven’t seen them available in our little corner of the desert! May try by slicing a regular one into small slivers as you show. I have a new kitchen toy (Cuisinart Oven Central) that might be perfect for the baked version.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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    1. Thanks Judilyn! Even i got those finger eggplants by chance. As you said slicing a regular one will be better. And wow! Your new kitchen toy sounds interesting. i am sure you can’t wait to start baking 🙂

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  2. I’ve made a lot of panini-type hot sandwiches, and open-faced ones, but the only baking I have done is a cornbread, and it came out way past perfect! I am very pleased with it – especially with the summer heat starting to show up.

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    1. Thank you Liz for liking the dish ☺ KFC should have taken our (wordpress bloggers) opinion before coming up with such a weird idea..right? 😉

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      1. Well, plainly no folks that bite their nails, cos let’s face it they do that anyway. As for the rest… here in Scotland we would just say, ‘ye would be better sookin’ nail polish oot the bottle.’ Oh yeah. In other words. Don’t. I really find the idea nuts, but hey, life is littered with other people’s bright ideas. So is the path to bankruptcy. x

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  3. Ha ha you are too funny with your comments Ana. Loved the post though 🙂 Not sure I’ve even heard of the KFC nail polish and I hope I never will. Your eggplant fingers are amazing though. Love the spices in it.

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    1. Thank you Loretta! You must have guessed. The combination of spices is similar to KFC. Which means these eggplants could be equally finger lickin’ 😉
      And those nailpolishes are for real Being test launched in Hongkong 😐
      Wonder if the people there take a liking to it. Doubt it though 💅

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    1. Thank you dear Fae for liking this recipe. Coming from you is hugely motivating for me. If you consider frying them it would be better to take off the peel because the coating would stick better. I forgot to mention this in the recipe. Thanks again and have a wonderful week ahead ☺

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  4. wow Amazing post as usual. I agree with on you edible nail polish Ana.. who would want that after all, I love your reasons on why it is a bad idea and lol you are so right about the prognathism it would cause in teenagers by finger licking, haha all those reasons are on point. The yum eggplant fries look super yummy, a must try recipe!!! Best wishes. xx

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    1. Hey Arohi! Thank you so much for liking the post and especially for agreeing to disagree with the edible nail polish idea😉😀 As for the crispy eggplant fingers they can be tasted, licked and eaten without fear 😉

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  5. What an excellent recipe… I need to try it … I dont eat read meat so chicken and fish are my first options 😉
    As to edible nailpolish… what?!… I am quite speechless… it seems quite sexual… unless it is to avoid eating as if you were in a diet… Which is the explanation they give?… i am curious 🙂 Sending all my best wishes. Aquileana ⭐

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    1. Thank you dear Aquileana! After reading your excellent post I wish I could send you a plate right now ☺
      And God! How i missed your stars 🌟🌟

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    1. Haha! Welcome to the no nailpolish gang here Christy☺ And please do try the eggplant fingers. I am sure you will love them. Have a wonderful sparkling week ahead 💖

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  6. Lol chicken flavoured nails sound really weird!! Definitely not the best idea. Love the concept of the lipsticks and gums though, that would be really handy 😉 :p
    And I lovvee fried eggplants!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!! 😀

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    1. I am so glad you found the nail polish idea weird too. I thought maybe the youngsters wouldn’t mind trying it. Phew! What a relief! !
      And thanks for liking the dish☺👍

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      1. Lol its weird throughout all generations!! 😀
        And I don’t wear much nail polish anyways after reading about the harmful chemicals they contain. Let alone licking them :p
        Its always a pleasure to the eyes, heart and the taste buds to go through your posts!! 😀
        All my love and best wishes to you ❤ ❤

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