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Monday, January 14, 2013

Eggplant Parmesan

I started way too early preparing tonight's dinner. Since I had more than a few minutes to spare, I decided to document the steps which involved a lot of hand washing before picking up my camera.

Recipe calls for:

2 large eggplants, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
1 bottle marinara sauce
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup grated parmesan (I prefer wedges, freshly grated at home)
1 cup fontina cheese or mozzarella
2 eggs
salt and pepper

Peel and slice the eggplants.


Combine 1 cup of breadcrumbs, 3/4 cups of the grated parmesan, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, combine the marinara sauce and tomato sauce.

Beat the 2 eggs and add a couple teaspoons of water. Dip the eggplant slices in the egg mixture. Let the excess drip off and then coat with the breadcrumbs mixture. Bake the slices on a lined pan for 20 minutes each side.

Start with spreading the marinara sauce at the bottom of the pan. Layer the eggplant slices followed with a layer of marinara sauce then some sprinkle the parmesan and fontina/mozzarella cheese. 
Repeat until done.

Bake for another 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then dig in.








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