Eggplant Parmesan

Today I’m featuring another recipe from Hubby’s mother. Hubby loves eggplant parm. It’s another one of the things his mom usually makes for us when we’re in town because she knows how much he loves it. Recently, we requested the recipe from her and Hubby made it at home all by himself.

Hubby likes to claim this is a healthy recipe since it’s vegetarian. I would not call this healthy, but it sure is delicious. Hubby used Panko bread crumbs because that’s all I keep in the house. I really this they give a much better texture than regular bread crumbs. If you wanted, you could make this with meat sauce if you feel like it needs some meat. Eggplant is a very meaty vegetables, so I think it’s fine without it.

This recipe also freezes really well. I wish I had thought of that back when we did our kitchen renovation and stocked up on frozen food. Since this makes a whole casserole dish, we ate it for leftovers all week. But if you don’t like leftovers, just portion it out into individual tupperware containers and freeze it after it has cooled completely.

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Eggplant Parmesan

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:

Sauce (1 large jar or homemade)
1.5 lb. eggplant, look for long slender firm eggplant
2 eggs, beaten
1.5 cups Panko cread crumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper
Cooking oil
1 lb. mozz shredded or thinly sliced
1/4 cup parmesan grated

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425.

Peel eggplant and slice about 1/4 inch thick. Dip into egg and let it drip off, then into bread crumbs. Set aside on a sheet of waxed paper.

Heat a jelly roll pan with enough oil to cover the bottom in the oven. When hot, add eggplant but see sure not to over-crowd the pan. Cook until nice and brown and crispy, then turn. Drain on paper towels.

Turn oven to 400.

Layer in a 13x9 baking dish 1/3 sauce, 1/2 eggplant, 1/2 mozzarella cheese, repeat, end with last 1/3 sauce. Sprinkle parmesan on top.

Bake uncovered for 15-20 min.

Recipe from Hubby's mom

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17 Responses to “Dorito Oreo Popcorn”

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    Ashley — January 30, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I am intrigued! I like Oreos and Doritos separately, so I will have to give this popcorn a try. My three-year-old is King of Interesting Combinations, so I know I’ll have a buddy to share it with. 🙂

    • beantownbaker — January 30th, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

      Hubby definitely kind of gave me a weird look when I was chowing down on this 😉

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    chelsea @ serves two — January 30, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    no way! i just posted some doritos chocolate chip cookies on my blog! love the chocolate/dorito combo! this looks super delish 🙂

    • beantownbaker — January 31st, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

      That is crazy! I bet Doritos in cookies is amazing!

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    Karen — February 1, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Love this idea! Definitely going to try it soon. I am also thinking Sun Chips would be an awesome part of the combination

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    nicole @ i am a Honey Bee — February 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    this is weird… I like it.

    • beantownbaker — February 3rd, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

      weird? absolutely. delicous? for sure 😉

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    Megan — February 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    What an interesting combo. I always did popcorn, Sourpatch Kids, and Raisinets at the movies, so I can see how this would work.

    • beantownbaker — February 3rd, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

      Woah – now that’s an interesting combination. I like all of those things separately. I’m going to have to try them all together the next time I go to a movie.

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    Kris @everywhereorange.com — February 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This sounds amazing. i should admit that i am 37 weeks pregnant and have eaten a ton of oreos and doritos this pregnancy, why oh why didn’t i think to put them together!!! thank you!!!!

    • beantownbaker — February 3rd, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

      Haha, glad I gave you the idea. Hope you like them together 😉

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — February 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

    This combination is crazy, but that just means I am going to have to go home and try it. This could totally hit the spot I am sure 🙂

    • beantownbaker — February 6th, 2013 @ 11:43 am

      Let me know what you think if you do try it

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    Joy — February 7, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I happen to think this sounds perfect, and not at all strange. But i’m the girl that likes to eat dortitos inside my PB&J sandwiches, and dip french fries in milkshakes…..so to me this makes sense! I’ll have to give it a try – thanks for posting!

    • beantownbaker — February 7th, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

      OMG I totally forgot about Doritos inside a PB&J!! I used to do that too. MMmmm.

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    Sues — February 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

    OK this is totally weird, but I would totally eat it. Talk about a junk food dream!

    • beantownbaker — February 7th, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

      It’s totally a junk food dream 🙂

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