Vegetarian Friendly Comfort Food Entree: Eggplant Parmesan

Vegetarian Friendly Comfort Food Entree: Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant is hearty and meaty with enough protein to make a nutritious meal. A go-to vegetarian recipe, it has a comfort food quality that makes it a safe bet for brunch or buffet style meals. Like your Eggplant Parmesan less soggy? Try the tips in our recipe below.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large eggplant, sliced into 1/2″ thick slices
  • 1 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups whole milk mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil 
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • (optional) 2 tbsp kosher salt for prep

 

End of Season eggplants
End of Season eggplants

TIP: Draw excess moisture out of the eggplant by coating the slices with salt before frying. Once beads of moisture appear on the slices, wipe off the moisture and sal

After frying the eggplant slices, lay each slice on a cooling rack to keep it from getting too soggy.

Experiment with different eggplant varieties for improved texture and flavorful taste
Experiment with different eggplant varieties for optimal texture and flavorful taste

 

Gooey, melty goodness
Gooey, melty goodness

 

Serve with fresh basil on top for a colorful presentation
Add fresh basil on top for a colorful presentation and serve!

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