Thursday, March 13, 2008

EGGPLANT PARMESAN WITH PENNE

I had posted this recipe a few weeks back and when i saw Poojas VoW-Brinjal
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.


INGREDIENTS


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


METHOD


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.



PENNE PASTA


INGREDIENTS


penne-2 cups

pasta sauce-any 1 cup

parmesan cheese-to sprinkle


METHOD


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

15 comments:

rv said...

wowwww :) I love this and I have alll the ingredients ranji including penne :) Thanks for the recipe:)

rv said...

I am going to make it tomorrow:)

ranji said...

Thank u so much roopa...let me know how it came out :)

Dhivya said...

looks delicious...wil try for sometime

Pooja said...

Wow ! I love Eggplant Pizza too much :D. Will try this too sometimes , I am sure will like this too.
Thanks Ranji , for this lovley entry for VoW-Brinjal :) .See you at round up.

Ranjeetha said...

@ dhivya,
thank u so much dhivya

@pooja
wow!!eggplant pizza!!i never tried it...nice idea...will try tht topping next time i make pizza..all the best judging:)

Uma said...

Wow, great entry! Looks so mouth-watering.

ranji said...

thank u so uma for that lovely comment :)

Divya said...

Hey Ranjitha,
Came here thru Roopa's blog.We know each other dont we..??Your pasta dish looks yummee.Shall try it soon.Btw u've got a very nice blog here!!
Divya.

ranji said...

Hi divya!!!

woowww!!this is a pleasant suprise...ofcourse i know u...seems like ages since i saw u...attended aarat this yr?.
THank u so much for the lovely comment...:)...i saw ur blog too....u too have a nice collection thr....see u around

ranji said...
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Divya said...

Hey Ranjeetha,
Glad that you remember me!!Yup its been a very long time since we saw each other.Yes,I attended aarat this yr.Happy to have found you thru your blog.Keep posting yummy recipes..!!
Divya.

Hima said...

Couple of weeks back I made eggplant parmesan exactly the same way. We don't use eggs at home, so I had to follow this method, will post sometime my recipe too.

ranji said...

hi hima,happy to know u also make it the same way.even though i eat eggs i dont like to use for coating things as the eggy tastes comes out of it which i dont prefer.

Miss Bellevue :) said...

Hey Ranjeetha thanks for posting this recipe..this is one of my usual one when we go to Olive Garden.I tried it yday with little variation and it turned out yummy..I must say, I have to try few of ur other recipes too:)