Ducks 'n a Row: Eggplant Parmesan

27 March 2014

Eggplant Parmesan

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By Sinea Pies

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Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite dishes when dining out. We don't go Italian that often, though. When it feels like it's been too long and we don't have plans to go out, then what? Simple solution: learn how to make it myself.  And, that's exactly what I did. Loved it!


Eggplant Parmesan
Ingredients
1 large or 2 medium eggplants, peeled and sliced into 1/3 inch slices
2 eggs, beaten
2  cups dry unseasoned bread crumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp basil
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cups Prego traditional spaghetti sauce
1/2 lb shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Preheat oven 350°

Preparation
Peel and slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices
Lay them out on clean paper towel.
Sprinkle the slices with some salt and allow moisture to bead up on top.
Pat them dry with toweling.
Spray 13X9 baking pan with cooking spray.

Process Dip the slices in beaten egg and then bread crumbs mixed with garlic powder, basil and salt.
Cook in medium skillet with oil, turning occasionally, till golden brown.
Remove and lay 1/2 of the slices flat in baking pan.
Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Layer a second layer over it.
Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
Cover sparingly with spaghetti sauce.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top.

Bake for 35 minutes till bubbly and lightly browned.
Cut and serve. Serves 4.

Serving suggestion: Italian Field Green Tossed Salad and warm Italian bread w butter.

Do you love Italian food?  What is your favorite dish?

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