For this recipe, we fried the eggplant but for a lighter recipe, you can also bake them in the oven or use an air fryer.
Sal and Judy’s is an Italian restaurant located in Lacombe, Louisiana. The success of Sal and Judy’s restaurant is apparent in it’s loyal customer base and sizable dinner crowds, despite it’s rather remote location. Customers arrive from all over South Louisiana to get a taste of where Creole Italian has been perfected.
Lacombe reminded Chef Sal Impastato of his hometown in Sicily, where he grew up. He also enjoyed the area’s great fishing and seafood. Chef Sal ignored people’s doubts that Lacombe was too small of a town and setup his gourmet restaurant in a tiny, 1800 sq. ft. space where he offered a menu of homemade Italian recipes infused with authentic Creole influences.