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Eggplant Parmigiana

2012-08-08

Baked eggplant layers with the goodness of olive oil, cheese and herbs, served with crispy garlic bread and rocket salad. Parmigiana is a Southern Italian dish. The Eggplant Parmigiana recipe is its earliest version

Ingredients:

280 gms sliced eggplant peeled, cut lengthwise

Flour

Pinch of salt and pepper

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 -2 tsp butter

30 gms grated parmesan cheese

100 gms grated mozzarella cheese

1 cup tomato sauce

2-3 leaves basil leaves

Few sprigs of oregano leaves

Pinch of cracked black pepper

Fresh white breadcrumbs

2-3 cloves garlic

Method:

Choose nice firm eggplants with a shiny flesh.

Trim the stem end of the eggplants and peel them.

Slice the eggplant lengthwise into 3 cm slices and put them in a bowl with chilled salted water for 30 minutes.

Drain the eggplants and squeeze off excess moisture and pat dry.

Dredge the slices of eggplant in seasoned flour.

Pat fry them in a little olive oil and butter.

Drain the excess oil.

Grate the parmesan and mozzarella cheese in a greased baking dish or cocotte, spoon a little tomato sauce at the bottom, lay the eggplant slices side by side.

Sprinkle the grated cheeses, pinch of basil, oregano and cracked black pepper over the eggplant slices.

Repeat this over 3 layers.

Sprinkle the breadcrumbs, cheese, herbs and the butter.

Bake for 15 minutes at 180°c

Serve Eggplant Parmigiana with crispy garlic bread and rocket salad.

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by soccermaster1 on Mar 17, 2013

    im cooking this dish as a practical exam for school, what can i use as a side, and what is a nice way to present it?
    i was thinking a side of crusty italian bread? does this sound suited to this dish?

    need some ideas, please help
    thanks =)

  2. posted by homerliveshere on Mar 20, 2013

    How do people eat their food in Italy such as around a table, on the floor, with chopsticks or their hands?

  3. posted by norrin_shadowwolf on Mar 21, 2013

    Hello,

    I am a trainee at a company and like many other days, it’s my turn to provide lunch today. I am running out of inspiration on what to make. It’s always pasta, salad, soup or taco’s.. I want something new!

    Can anyone think of anything? The group is around 12 people and it shouldnt be too expensive. I have a stove with two burners on it.

    Thanks so much!

  4. posted by sean on Mar 26, 2013

    I’m looking for fairly inexpensive, easy meals to make and freeze for one lacto-vegetarian. I need to take breakfast and lunch to work with me and I get home so late some nights I just can’t stand the thought of cooking a meal.

  5. posted by Armas on Mar 26, 2013

    1) Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    2) Salami & Cheese Sandwich?

    3) Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

    4) BLT Sandwich

    5) Roast Beef Sandwich

    6) Eggplant Parmigiana Sandwich

    7) Bologna & Cheese Sandwich

    8) Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

    9) Pastrami Sandwich

    10) Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    Goodnight everyone.

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