Eggplant Parmigiana

Author: kittymatti / Labels:

Eggplant Parmigiana

Recipe and Photo courtesy: Priya (my friend)

Ingredients
American Eggplant-1(large)
Bread crumbs-11/2 cups
Parmesan cheese-1/2 cup
Dried oregano-2 tsp
Dried Italian seasoning - 1tsp
Garlic salt-1 1/2 tsp
Garlic cloves-3(really fine chopped)
All purpose flour-1/2 cup
Egg replacer-equivalent to 3 eggs
salt (to taste)
Marinara sauce-1 bottle
water-3/4 cup
Olive oil-2 Tbsp
4 cheese Italian blend cheese-11/4 cup

Cooking Directions
-Peel the skin off the eggplant using a potato peeler or paring knife
-Cut them vertically into 1/4 inch slices.
-Place them flat on a tray /cookie sheet lined with paper towels. Salt them well on both sides. Place two more layers of paper towels on the top and keep a heavy object on top for 11/2 hrs. This will help absorb all the moisture from the eggplants.
-Get the egg replacer ready according to instructions on the box . Add all purpose flour and mix it with water into a dip consistency.Make sure there are no lumps. Keep aside.
-In a seperate bowl,dry mix the breadcrumbs,oregano,italian spices, parmesan cheese, garlic and garlic salt. This should be sufficient for about 6 slices.
-Take the eggplant slices and dab it for a last time on a paper towel. Dip it in the flour mixture.
-Then dip it in the bread crumb misture till it has a nice layer and well coated with the mixture all over. Keep the rest of the mixture aside for use later in the recipe.
-Heat oil in a flat pan. Shallow fry till the slices become crisp and light brown on both sides.(Alternatively,it can be baked on a greased sheet for 40min in a 400 degree oven,turning them over once in between)
-Add olive oil in a pot.When hot,add the marinara sauce along with water. Let it boil for 5 min.
-In an oven safe dish, make a bed of the sauce. Place three fried slices.Add a little more sauce, followed by seasoned bread crumbs,1/2 cup cheese blend. Then layer the other three slices on top, followed by sauce,seasoned bread crumbs and remaining cheese blend.Sprinkle some parmesan cheese
-Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Bake dish for 25 min or until cheese begins browning.
-Serve hot with seasoned Spaghetti.

26 comments:

Nags said...

my fave veg!! eggplant :D

rekhas kitchen said...

wow so mouthwatering recipe. I like Italian food and that too eggplant humm so tempting and nice pic.

Varsha Vipins said...

Such a classic recipe KM..has come out so nice n perfect dear..:)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

finger licking gud!looks damn perfect..

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! mY fav! Looks too good ..:)

Vrinda said...

Something new with eggplant,looks superb,looks like some savoury pudding...

Ramya said...

Yummy with ooey gooey cheese!!

rads said...

though i don't like eggplant much ur recipe makes it look good and yummy...btw ur tagged, chk my blog.

Shri said...

It looks delicious and the cheese on top baked so well:)

Padma said...

Looks so tempting... nice recipe :)

Aysha said...

Wow Preethi...Awesome recipe...it looks so delicious n tempting...i am surely gonna try this out...thanks 4 sharing dear...

Jyoti said...

Mouthwatering... has come out perfect.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks too good. have never tried baking this. Am definitely bookmarking this.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looks delicous. Nice egg less recipe dear.

Priya said...

Wow wat a fantastic dish Preethi..looks great!

Nandini said...

Wow! Exceptional picture of the eggplant parmigianna! Awesome!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow lovely Parmigianna. Looks delicious.

Varunavi said...

Looks so great and too with my fav eggplant

PJ said...

hi Kittymatti,

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PJ

Parita said...

Oh wow that looks fantastic!

amy said...

Oh, I am now soooooooooo hungry, that looks sooooo good!

Preety said...

perfectly baked, never tried it by myself..but looks so yumm

Sowmya said...

Kitty, the crust on top looks crispy and great...I cant beleive this is done with eggplant... Will give it a try sometime..

Priya said...

Thank u Thank u Thank u!!

sangeeta said...

it's such a yummy treat....worth all the hard work..

Mriganayani said...

One of my favs! Order it any time I do to Macaroni grill or Olive Garden! Looks Awesome!

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