(serves approx 6)
1 large eggplant peeled (or not) sliced approx ¼ inch thick
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
3 cups prepared tomato sauce
1 (8 oz) bag part-skim shredded Mozzarella cheese
*optional: skim ricotta cheese, mixed with 1 beaten egg and parsley*
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp parsley
1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper
Another variation on the usual- do eggplant parmesan stacks.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. F (175 degrees C).
Place all of the eggplant slices in a bowl of water with about 2 tsp salt, let
soak 1/2 hour. Drain well, and lay out on towels to dry.
Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in bread crumbs.
*for a healthier version* skip the egg and bread crumbs. Brush the slices with EVOO, sprinkle with salt an pepper.
Place in a single layer on a baking
sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes on one side, flip over and bake another 10 minutes.
In a 9 x 13 inch baking pan drizzle a little EVOO and spread some tomato sauce to cover the bottom. Place a layer of eggplant slices over the sauce, slightly over lapping the sides. *If you are using it; spread a spoonful of ricotta over each slice* Sprinkle with oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Ladle some sauce over top, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and mozzarella .Repeat for the second layer. Top with fresh oregano or parsley.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until cheese is a slight golden brown.