Eggplant Parmesan is a popular Italian dish that consists of breaded and fried slices of eggplant, topped with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.

Eggplant Parmesan

Recipe by caion
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

The dish is typically served as a main course, although it can also be served as a side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, sliced into rounds

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs

  • 1 cup vegetable oil, for frying

  • 2 cups marinara sauce

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • Fresh basil, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Prepare 3 shallow dishes: one with the flour, one with the beaten eggs, and one with the breadcrumbs.
  • Dip each eggplant slice into the flour, then into the eggs, and finally into the breadcrumbs, making sure to coat well.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Fry the eggplant slices in batches until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Layer the fried eggplant slices over the sauce, then top with more sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat this layering process until all ingredients are used up, finishing with a layer of cheese on top.
  • Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before serving, and garnish with fresh basil if desired.


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