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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Pic courtesy: bbc.co.uk
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

  • 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.

 Ingredients

  • 8 finger eggplants (vertically sliced into two) or 1 medium eggplant cut into finger size strips
  • Salt
  • 1 TSP. Pepper 
  • 1 TSP. Garlic powder 
  • 1 TSP. Oregano dried
  • 1 TSP. Chilli flakes 
  • 1 TSP. Onion powder 
  • 1 TSP. Thyme
  • 1 TSP. Basil dried
  • 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 360ยบF 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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89 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh my I love those. Must make them. I just love eggplant and eggplant fingers is such a great idea. They look delicious.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Suzanne. You must really try them if you are fond of eggplants. They are indeed delicious!

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  2. These look so good! Love that they are baked ๐Ÿ™‚ As far as those edible nail poishes are concerned… are those for real?? Eeks that is so weird!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. The baked version is even better than the fried one surprisingly. About the nailpolishes, it is true. I will give you the newslink http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-36220142

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      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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      2. skd says:

        Haha! Lipstick might be a good idea.

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  3. The nail varnish sounds absolutely horrible!!!
    Your aubergines fingers look fabulous ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be trying these for sure xx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Elaine! Please let me know when you try it. And I am so glad that I am not the only one who thinks those varnishes are horrible ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I think they’re awful, it’s all chemicals surely??

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      2. skd says:

        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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      3. Goodness! Still sounds pretty horrible! And like you say, so unhygienic ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  4. judilyn says:

    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. skd says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. judilyn says:

    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. skd says:

      Ooo! That sounds tempting. I am excited for you. Hope to see interesting baking adventures on your blog soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. judilyn says:

    Oh, you will. Many thanks for being such a faithful reader! I don’t have many readers, but quality is more important than quantity! ;->

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    1. skd says:

      It is my pleasure to visit your lovely blog!!

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  7. Edible nail polish? No, no, no! But these baked eggplant sticks look absolutely delicious and definitely designed to be eaten with your fingers.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Liz for liking the dish โ˜บ KFC should have taken our (wordpress bloggers) opinion before coming up with such a weird idea..right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Edible nail polish? How about………? NO. How about your lovely recipe? YESSSSSSS. Oh YESSSS.

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    1. skd says:

      Looks like those nail polishes are not going to find many buyers๐Ÿ˜‰ Now I really wonder what they were thinking!

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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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      2. skd says:

        Aye!Ye worded it sae reit Sheh! Jist whit Ah was thinkin’! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      3. Then eh’m awfie glad it was whit ye were thinkin’. We hae great minds do we no? xxxx

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      4. skd says:

        Haha! True true! That’s aw th’ scottish Ah can dae ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜

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  9. Nancy says:

    Yum…fabulous preparation for eggplant! Love them! As for the KFC nail polish? No thank you!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nancy โ˜บ
      Haha! KFC really needs to rethink the nail polish idea.

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  10. Love it, these look delicious and I’m a huge Fan of eggplants. Thanks for sharing, Ana. My list is growing for Ramadan ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Linda โ˜บ Do remember me in your prayers.

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  11. Wow this looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ will try it soon

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Trupti โ˜บ ๐Ÿ‘

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  12. Loretta says:

    Ha ha you are too funny with your comments Ana. Loved the post though ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. skd says:

      Thank you Loretta! You must have guessed. The combination of spices is similar to KFC. Which means these eggplants could be equally finger lickin’ ๐Ÿ˜‰
      And those nailpolishes are for real Being test launched in Hongkong ๐Ÿ˜
      Wonder if the people there take a liking to it. Doubt it though ๐Ÿ’…

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  13. Gloria says:

    Very flavourful and yummy!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Gloria โ˜บ

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  14. Your eggplant looks delicious. Please tell me you are making up the story about KFC.

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    1. skd says:

      Haha!! that KFC story is true! They are test launching it in Hongkong. They are publicizing it widely to test people’s reactions before making it available in the market.You can read the news on this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36220142
      Thank you for liking the eggplant recipe โ˜บ

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  15. Lovely recipe and they look just as good baked as they do fried!

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  16. I saw this nail polish on another blog and felt seriously ill. Whaaaaat?! Meanwhile, these eggplant fingers look amazing! Have never cooked eggplant like this, will have to try.

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    1. skd says:

      Haha! If KFC reads the comments on this page they will think twice about it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nobody seems to like the idea.

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  17. Wow, what a lovely and yummienss eggplants, love it! Do you think if I bake it will get the same result like you?

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. I am sure they will turn out even better . Actually baking is easier to handle than frying in this case.

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      1. Thanks, will try to get the eggplants or aubergine first!

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  18. They look delicious. My top 5 reasons KFC shouldn’t make it? 1. Yuk 2. No! 3. I said No. 4. Disgusting and 5. Everything you said. (Not quite reasons but you get my point)

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    1. skd says:

      That said everything Lisa ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜…To the point

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  19. That is one weird idea! Yuck! I love the eggplant wow yummy

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    1. skd says:

      They should have taken an opinion poll from us wordpress bloggers lol. Every one is pretty disgusted๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. I have never heard of that

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  20. Oh my gosh, I have never seen this finger eggplants! I just love this recipe. Anything eggplant gets my most attention. I cannot wait until I make them. Thank YOU!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      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 โ˜บ

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  21. Arohii says:

    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. skd says:

      Hey Arohi! Thank you so much for liking the post and especially for agreeing to disagree with the edible nail polish idea๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€ As for the crispy eggplant fingers they can be tasted, licked and eaten without fear ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  22. I am loving these crispy eggplant fingers !!! What a cool idea ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Lynne! It is nice for a starter or snack

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  23. mumjd says:

    love your recipe but really dislike the idea of edible nail polish

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for liking the recipe and for agreeing about the nailpolish๐Ÿ˜‰

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  24. Eeeuuwwww…edible KFC nail Polish๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ™ˆ. I’d rather reach for those delicious looking Eggplant fingers, yummylicious๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘Œ

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    1. skd says:

      Aww….thank you Marsay๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜That’s such a sweet thing to say ๐Ÿ’•

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  25. Aquileana says:

    What an excellent recipe… I need to try it … I dont eat read meat so chicken and fish are my first options ๐Ÿ˜‰
    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending all my best wishes. Aquileana โญ

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Aquileana! After reading your excellent post I wish I could send you a plate right now โ˜บ
      And God! How i missed your stars ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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  26. voulaah says:

    Very tasty recipee
    Thank you for sharing
    anita
    https://femmeetinfos.wordpress.com

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    1. skd says:

      Hey Anitha! Thank you for stopping by and liking the recipe. Do keep visiting โ˜บ ๐Ÿ‘

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      1. voulaah says:

        oh you’re welcome

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  27. I really want to try these with eggplant – I hadn’t heard of them before! (and no edible nail polish for me)

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    1. skd says:

      Haha! Welcome to the no nailpolish gang here Christyโ˜บ And please do try the eggplant fingers. I am sure you will love them. Have a wonderful sparkling week ahead ๐Ÿ’–

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      1. Christy B says:

        Eggplant fingers ~ Yes, I’m back to read the recipe again ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had zoo sticks last week for the first time –>> zucchini in breading, deep-fried. Have you had those?

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      2. skd says:

        No!!! But it sounds interesting. Zoo sticks! Lol ๐Ÿ˜€

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      3. Christy B says:

        The name alone, right?!!! Happy Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. skd says:

        Yeah๐Ÿ˜Have a lovely weekend๐Ÿ’

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  28. Sophie33 says:

    That edible nail,polish sounds so bd,…Yuk.
    Your aubergine fingers look Oh so delectable & Amazing,….yummmm!

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    1. skd says:

      Haha!! Thank you for agreeing about the edible nailpolish and liking the recipe Sophie!!

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      1. Sophie33 says:

        ๐Ÿ™‚ What is next, hey?

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      2. skd says:

        Just baked a mango and walnut bread which turned out delicious. Thinking of putting it up. Thank you dear โ˜บ

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      3. Sophie33 says:

        That sounds so delicious, sweety! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. skd says:

        Thank you again. Hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  29. Sheryl says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of edible nail polish. I don’t think that I’ve missed anything. It sounds awful.

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks for agreeing Sheryl!! I wonder why KFC even came up with such a repulsive idea.

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  30. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ :p
    And I lovvee fried eggplants!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. skd says:

      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 dishโ˜บ๐Ÿ‘

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      1. Lol its weird throughout all generations!! ๐Ÿ˜€
        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!! ๐Ÿ˜€
        All my love and best wishes to you โค โค

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      2. skd says:

        Thank you for the kind words. It means a lot to me โ˜บ

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      3. โค โค

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  31. dishdessert says:

    semble dรฉlicieux…j’ai aimรฉ votre site webe, je vous invite ร  mon bolg:
    http: dishdessert.wordepress.com

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you โ˜บ

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  32. ICSbyAnugya says:

    Hey Ana! I am an eggplant fan and this recipe clearly fits the rainy weather right now in Singapore. I must make these with the eggplants I’ve got in my refrigerator ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Hey Anugya! I hope you have tried and liked the dish

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      1. ICSbyAnugya says:

        Hey Ana, I had a few ingredients amiss that time, so just made them the way I made Zucchini Sticks earlier. But, I must say your post gave me the idea. I must try your version very soon.

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      2. skd says:

        โ˜บ๐Ÿ‘

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