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In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 350 degrees F. Preheat the broiler.
Put the buttermilk in a shallow bowl. Put the cornmeal in another shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper. Dredge each slice of eggplant first in the buttermilk and then in the seasoned cornmeal. Deep-fry the eggplant until golden brown.
Place a bit of spinach in the center of an oval plate. Place a piece of eggplant on top, followed by a little more spinach and finally, a tomato slice; repeat twice. Drizzle with some of the reserved balsamic glaze and serve.