Vegetarian Friendly Comfort Food: Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Vegetarian Friendly Comfort Food: Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Eggplant is hearty and meaty with enough protein to make a nutritious meal. This Eggplant Parmesan recipe is a go-to vegetarian meal option. 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.

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

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

Directions

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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