It is best served hot and fresh (give it a few minutes to ‘settle’ as you do with lasagne).
I don’t know if you can deep fry it without breading it but if you don’t want to use flour, just oven bake it. Make sure you get it more or less cooked through and browned on both sides. Sometimes, I resort to grilling it in a grill pan for the pretty prison-bar effect or doing it under an oven grill.
Thanks for the compliment by the way–it is one of my ambitions in life to become a food writer like Nigella etc [:D]
Anyway, anyone have a good recipe for vegetarian chilli?