Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Eggplant Parmigiana

1 (one) medium, very firm, shiny eggplant
26 ounces of fresh tomato sauce of your choice
8 thick slices fresh mozzarella
3 large room temperature eggs
2 cups GF all purpose flour
2 cups GF Panko-style  Bread Crumbs
Sea salt and black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450 F

Season flour with sea salt and black pepper. Cut eggplant into 8 equal size discs.  Toss eggplants in flour to fully coat. In another bowl, whisk eggs. Dip eggplants in the egg mixture making sure to get it fully coated.  Roll eggplant discs in bread crumbs (make sure to get a thick coating).  Line eggplant discs in a single layer in a lined baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes, turning eggplant over halfway through cooking. Remove from the oven. 

Cover the bottom of a serving platter with hot tomato sauce and add eggplant discs in a single layer.  Add a thick slice of fresh mozzarella on top of each disc followed by extra sauce (refer to picture). Scatter freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil generously over the top and grilled until cheese is bubbly. 

Serve immediately.


Mama J said...

This looks so crispy and delicious. I have to admit, I have NEVER made Eggplant Parmigiana before. But your recipe and photo have now convinced me that I MUST!

Mia said...

I was never a fan because it was always mushy. I like to taste all the different components of food in a dish. I made it simple, and the way I used the marinara enables the eggplant itself to remain crunchy. It's really good!

tanja said...

I have never made Eggplant Parmigiana before, but this looks so tempting, so I'm noting it... A perfect summer dish- love it, Mia!

Mia said...

Thank you, Tanja.

Anonymous said...

This is one of my all-time favorite dishes, and your's looks just beautiful. My mouth is watering...

Mia said...

Thank you!!

Kath said...

Wow, Mia! That is absolutely gorgeous! I pinned it on Pinterest to save for later.

Mia said...

Thanks, Kath!!

Krista said...

Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. We love eggplant!

Mia said...

Any time. Thanks for sharing my food with your friends!!

Wendy said...

I love Eggplant Parmigiana...this one looks great! Would love to have you link up to Turning the Table Thursday sometime. Oh and I stumbled your post...hopefully it brings in some viewers!

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