The Best Eggplant Parmesan
Total TimePrep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 35 min. + standing
Makes2 casseroles (8 servings each)
We grew eggplant in our garden for the first time this year and when I told friends that I didn't know what to make with them, all said.. Eggplant Parmesan!! I'm thrilled that this is the recipe that I tried. Although it was time consuming and labor intensive it was absolutely AMAZING!! I used up our first-ever eggplants and shared the second casserole with friends! My husband liked it so well that he asked if eggplants were sold at the grocery store and if so, could we get them year round! I will definitely be making this again! Delicious!
It's really good. And easy to freeze half of it for a smaller family.
Truly delicious, loved it and so did all the people that I shared it with. I topped it with some fresh mushrooms that I saut?ed in rosemary olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper and butter.
this is simply, the BEST! well worth the extra time. the directions are great. Only change made was to substitute 1/2 panko for the 3c of bread crumbs. Fabulous!! Thank you!
I followed this recipe exactly as it was written. I definately took note of the folks that stated they broiled the eggplant rather then fried it. However I wanted to try the recipe prior to tweeking it. This was one of the best eggplant parmesan recepies I have made. Next time around I would add more red pepper as I like spicy. I would NOT subsitute a store bought spaghetti sauce.. NOOO WAY :) I used eggplant from our garden. Spend the extra time making this, it's WORTH the time!
Well, I didn't even follow the Recipe Exactly (close enough though) and it came out to be Better than any "Lasagne" I've ever made - and I'm a pretty good cook..It Helps of course when you use Organic Ingredients throughout - or at Least the Eggplant...first words out of my daughters mouth were "This one's a Keeper." Excellent Recipe - Well Done to the originator.!.
I love this recipe! I make it every summer with fresh egg plant out of my garden, yum. thanks for sharing this recipe. It really is The Best Eggplant Parmesan.:-)
This recipe is really good just not that good for you. I lightened it up with light ricotta and 2 1/2 C of cheese per 9x13 pan. I cut the oil back in the sauce but by all means make the sauce it was one of the best parts. I also baked the eggplants after coating them. Put them on a greased sheet bake at 350 for 30 min turning once. I am trying to go gluten free for a while so I substituted gluten free flour. mix for the white flour and crushed rice chex cereal for the bread crumbs. Worked just fine and nobody even knew. My kids ate it and my girlfriends loved it. Will make again.
Alfoa, almost every eggplant parmesan is cut lengthwise. This is very much likeTyler Perry's recipe from Foodnetwork.com but he doesn't peel the eggplant just trims the ends.
Just a hint to those who had trouble making the crumbs stick, next time use Panko flecks and press a little.