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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10 Responses to “Corn Tomato and Avocado Salad”

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    Cate — June 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    This looks like such a perfect summer salad. I would definitely add a ton of cilantro. I love it!

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    oneordinaryday — June 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Looks perfect. Yum.

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    Colleen — June 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Your pictures look great! I am glad you liked this – I need to make it again soon!

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    Mermaid Sweets — June 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    oh Yum, I will have to try this. Way to improvise in the kitchen, looks like your kitchen is still in the works.

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    thecookingnurse — June 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I have seen this recipe floating around and I must try it!

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    Ingrid — June 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I’m in so long as I can pick out the tomatoes! 🙂 Not a fan of them.

    Btw, I made your 40 clove chicken in the slow cooker…..HOLY COW, was that good and so easy (best part)! I’d made it before but a different recipe and not in the slow cooker. My honey actually put it all in the crockpot. My Mom loved it!
    ~ingrid

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    ellysaysopa — June 30, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I saved this from Colleen’s site, too. It looks so good. A perfect summer salad!

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    Jen — June 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    It is so good. For anyone who’s thinking about making it. DO IT! I also made it again the other day. I didn’t have an avocado around, so I just mixed in a packet of Wholly Guacomole instead. It was delicious.

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    Katie — July 2, 2009 at 12:44 am

    YUMMY! It looks great and perfect for the summer!

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    thecookingnurse — July 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Update! I made this and added a few additional ingredients. I love it!

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