Lightly Fried Eggplant
Eggplant has a lot of moisture in it, so the longer you leave it on paper towels, the better it will be, because it will be more sturdy after frying. Sometimes it is even good to put slices in between a couple of paper towels and put a plate on top to gently "squeeze" out the water.
After making these, I usually eat them right away so I don't care about the excess moisture because I don't give the eggplant time to get mushy after frying! But if you will not eat these right away, or serve them to a group, make sure to get out as much moisture as you can from the eggplant.