mention that u can post already posted recipe i instantly thought of this.:)
Eggplant parmesan is one of best Italian dishes i have tasted.Whenever we go to an Italian restaurant we make sure we eat this.Since both my hubby and me love it so much i tried to recreate it my kitchen in my own way.
Eggplant-1 whole sliced into 1/4" round pieces
whole purpose flour-3 tbsp
water-just enough to make a thin paste
salt and pepper
breadcrumbs-for coating(can use seasoned bread crumbs too)
mozarella cheese-shredded or fresh
Ready made pasta sauce-1 cup any(i used RAGU mushroom pasta sauce)
parmesan cheese-1/4 cup and to sprinkle on top
olive oil for frying
Apply salt on the eggplant pieces and leave it aside for 1 hr.The salt will ooze out some water from the vegetable and remove its bitterness.Wipe off the extra water from it using a paper towel.Make a thin paste of the flour adding water,season it with salt and pepper.Only lil salt is needed,remember we will be adding sauce and parmesan cheese over it and that contains salt.Pour bread crumbs in a separate plate.Add 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese over the bread crumbs and mix it evenly.
Dip the eggplantpieces one by one in the flour paste and then coat it with bread crumbs.
Heat a pan on medium flame and pour oil just enough to coat its bottom.When the oil is hot fry the eggplant till they golden brown on both sides.Keep it on a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.
Take a baking pan and put a thin layer of pasta sauce on the bottom.over that place the fried eggplant pieces,lil bit of pasta sauce ,mozarella over each piece in the same order.PLace another layer of eggplant pieces and repeat the layers until all the pieces are done.Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on the top.
Preheat the oven at 350 deg.Place the baking dish in the oven and bake it for 10 mins or until the cheese melts.
Serve it pasta or put in between bread and it as sandwich.
pasta sauce-any 1 cup
parmesan cheese-to sprinkle
Follow the box instruction and cook the pasta.Heat a cup of pasta sauce in a seperate pan.Drop the cooked pasta into the sauce and sprinkle it with some parmesan cheese.
Serve it with eggplant parmesan.
Bloggers who tried out this recipe:-
Miss Bellevue of Bombay bistro