Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

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Eggplant Parmigiana
How to make Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe : 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 of Eggplant Parmigiana

  • 280 Gram Eggplant (peeled, cut lengthwise), sliced
  • All purpose flour
  • A pinch of Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp Butter
  • 30 gram Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 100 gram Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce
  • 2-3 Basil leaves
  • Few sprigs Oregano leaves
  • A pinch of Black pepper (cracked)
  • Fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves

How to Make Eggplant Parmigiana

  • 1.Choose nice firm eggplants with a shiny flesh.
  • 2.Trim the stem end of the eggplants and peel them.
  • 3.Slice the eggplant lengthwise into 3 cm slices and put them in a bowl with chilled salted water for 30 minutes.
  • 4.Drain the eggplants and squeeze off excess moisture and pat dry.
  • 5.Dredge the slices of eggplant in seasoned flour.
  • 6.Pat fry them in a little olive oil and butter.
  • 7.Drain the excess oil.
  • 8.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.
  • 9.Sprinkle the grated cheeses, pinch of basil, oregano and cracked black pepper over the eggplant slices.
  • 10.Repeat this over 3 layers.
  • 11.Sprinkle the breadcrumbs, cheese, herbs and the butter.
  • 12.Bake for 15 minutes at 180°c
  • 13.Serve Eggplant Parmigiana with crispy garlic bread and rocket salad.
Key Ingredients: Eggplant (peeled, cut lengthwise), All purpose flour, Salt and pepper, Olive oil, Butter, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese, Tomato sauce, Basil leaves, Oregano leaves, Black pepper (cracked), Fresh white breadcrumbs, Garlic cloves