Eggplant Parmesan
Preparation
30 MIN
Cooking
1 H
Servings
4

Eggplant Parmesan

Ingredients

    Eggplant

  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil

    Parmesan Breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup (30 g) breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) butter
  • 1/4 cup (20 g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Topping

  • 1  1/2 cups (375 ml) tomato sauce, hot
  • 1 cup (100 g) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup (20 g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) torn basil leaves

Preparation

Eggplant

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. On a work surface, cut the eggplants in half lengthwise. Using a paring knife, score the flesh of the eggplants without piercing through the skin. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, brown the eggplants in the oil, cut-side down only. Transfer to the baking sheet, cut-side up. Bake for 40 minutes or until the flesh of the eggplants is tender. Set aside.

Parmesan Breadcrumbs

  1. Meanwhile, in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat, toast the breadcrumbs in the butter. Remove from the heat and add the Parmesan. Mix to combine and let cool.

Topping

  1. Spread the tomato sauce on top of the eggplants. Top with the mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Let cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and basil over top.
  2. Delicious as a main dish. You can also serve alongside grilled meat cutlets.