Sunday, January 6, 2013

Eggplant Parmesan #Recipe


Eggplant Recipes



What you need:


  • 2 medium Eggplants (cut into thin slices – I say the thinner the slice the better)
  • 2 Jars Tomato Sauce – I make my own. A good sauce really adds to a dish
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 3 cups Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 lb thin sliced Mozzarella - Its good to hav ea little extra on hand if you prefer it cheesy
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil

Directions:

Optional – salt your eggplant. Slice and add in layer into a colander with drainage plate beneath; between each layer sprinkle salt; place a weighted dish onto to compress the Eggplant slice and let sit 1.5 hours.
Stir together flour, salt and pepper in a large dish. Lightly beat eggs in a second dish. Stir together breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan a third bowl.

Heat a oil in a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Coat eggplant slices in flour, shaking off excess, then dip in egg, letting excess drip off, and dredge in breadcrumbs until evenly coated. Transfer eggplant directly to hot oil, working a few pieces at a time. Turning Eggplant over once, until golden brown – about 5 minutes total. Set aside on paper towels to drain.

Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in bottom of a baking dish. Arrange about eggplant slices in 1 layer over sauce. Cover eggplant with about one third of remaining sauce and mozzarella and fresh parmesan cheese. Continue layering with remaining eggplant, sauce, parmesan and mozzarella – think lasagna.  Make sure you have enough mozzarella to cover the top with completely, sprinkle with grated parmesan and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.


Recipe for Eggplant Parmesan

Not my typical “easy” meal only because it creates a lot of dishes ;-)  Eggplant Parm is easily one of my favorites, but I’ve struggled to get that just right recipe for some reason. This recipe is well worth my time and effort. Plus I love to fry a little extra as a snack. Nothing better to me then fried eggplant mmm, mmm!



19 comments:

Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, this looks so appetizing! Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to try it out :)

Krystle(Baking Beauty) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the delicious recipe! I love eating this at restaurants, but rarely make it at home.

Kim Croisant said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That sounds and looks yummy. I also like your blog...darling!!

HorsingAround InLA said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for this wonderful recipe! It looks amazing! Im must try this!

Tami Vollenweider said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It looks so Good! I made it before,but never used Parmesan Cheese! Thanks!!

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Kathleen Garber said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yummy! If only I could get my family to eat eggplant!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks so yummy! I love eggplant!

Just Short said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This sounds and looks delicious, I've never tried making eggplant Parmesan before.

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This really look good, thanks for sharing, I'm going to download this one.

Robin O said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am a vegetarian and always looking for more options. I can't seem to get eggplant parmesan right either, but I will try it your way. Thanks!

Jan Messali said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mmmmmmmmmmm, looks yummy. I always salt my eggplant, like you mentioned. Every now and then you'll get a bitter eggplant, but the salting takes care of it. Thanks for a great recipe.

VickeC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that looks really good,ive never ate eggplant but this way makes me want to try it

Karen Glatt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I made this recipe years ago, and I like that you use eggplant. I saw eggplant at Walmart for $1 dollar each. I would like to make this recipe. It sounds so delicious!

Rose-Marie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, I haven't made this in a long time - too long! I'll have to try this recipe esp b/c I typically make my slices really thick and now you've given me the thought of making the slices really thin! Boy oh boy this looks sooooo good!!!

Rose-Marie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, I haven't made this in a long time - too long! I'll have to try this recipe esp b/c I typically make my slices really thick and now you've given me the thought of making the slices really thin! Boy oh boy this looks sooooo good!!!

Marysa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks really good! Do you use the whole milk blocks of mozzarella? I looove the whole milk mozzarella :)

Sandy VanHoey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I haven't had this in years and it looks so good I might just have to make it again soon.

Janet W. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks delicious! I've never made it before but would love to try!

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