Eggplant Parmesan

Mile High Eggplant ParmesanIngredients

2 firm eggplants

Olive oil

Himalayan or Sea salt

3-5 eggs

Flour (gluten free is best)

Marinara sauce (recipe below)

Parmesan cheese

Mozzarella

1. Peel and slice eggplant into 1/4 inch slices. I usually don’t cut the eggplant longways but I guess I was in a hurry when I cut this and went longways to rush it up.

Then place on top of paper towel on plate, sprinkle with salt and then place another paper towel on top, layer eggplant sprinkled with salt and topped with paper towel until both eggplants are cut. Place another plate on top with a heavy object on top.

slices eggplant

eggplant on paper towels

Pressing eggplantThis will press the moisture out of the eggplant and cut any bitterness. It will leak water so be careful where you place it, over a cutting board with an indent for drippings works well.

2. Scramble an egg with a tbsp of water in one bowl and place flour in another bowl.

3. Dip eggplant slices first in flour, then egg, fry in hot oil until golden. (do not let it burn)Eggplant in flour

Egg your eggplant

 

fry till golden

4. Transfer eggplant to paper towels to drain.

5. In large casserole dish or baking dish, layer marinara sauce, eggplant, sprinkle with parmesan and a light sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese.

6. Continue to layer until all eggplant is in casserole, top with sauce, and both cheeses. Cover casserole dish.

7. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until all cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly. Take cover off for last few minutes if you desire a golden top.

casserole

We eat this on toasted rolls with salad. It’s even better the next day cold on sandwiches.

Super Simple Marinara Sauce

Sauté 3-4 cloves garlic in extra virgin olive oil about 2 tbsp

Add dried parsley, dash of sea salt, dash red hot pepper flakes if you like

Add organic crushed tomatoes or diced if you want it chunky

Let bubble a minute then turn to low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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