Got no idea on how to prepare eggplant in a really scrumptious way? Then continue reading. Below you will learn how super simple it is to make eggplant parmesan that’s so crunchy and mouth-watering!
Everyone knows how nutritious eggplants are. According to experts, eggplants are very good at preventing constipation, managing blood sugar levels, warding off iron-deficiency anemia, strengthening the bones and preventing weight gain. Eggplants are also revered for their cancer-fighting properties.
Unfortunately, it isn’t easy for a health-conscious person like you to think of various creative ways of serving eggplant on the table. Well, you’re in luck! Below is a really trouble-free recipe for making crunchy eggplant parmesan that adults and children alike will love. Read on to know how to make this gastronomic masterpiece!
2 medium-sized eggplants
4 medium-sized eggs
4 cups of prepared spaghetti sauce
2 cups of Italian cheese blend (shredded)
1 1/2 cups of panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese (grated)
2 tablespoons of Italian herb seasoning
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons of sea salt
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 medium-sized onion (diced)
-Have the eggplants peeled.
-Slice them up crosswise, each piece measuring about a quarter of an inch thick.
-Place eggplant slices on several layers of paper towels. Sprinkle sea salt on them. Let stand for half an hour.
-In the meantime, get the oven preheated to 200°C (equivalent to 400°F).
-Reach for a mixing bowl and beat the eggs in it.
-In a shallow bowl, combine panko bread crumbs and Italian herb seasoning.
-One by one, dunk eggplant slices in beaten egg, and then cover with panko breadcrumb mix.
-Place each covered eggplant slice on a large baking sheet with a light coating of cooking spray.
-Bake the slices of eggplant for 2 to 3 minutes.
-Flip over and then bake the other side for another 2 to 3 minutes.
-Transfer the baking sheet onto a wire rack and turn the oven to 175°C (equivalent to 350°F).
-In the meantime, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
-Cook minced onion and diced garlic for 5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
-Stir in prepared spaghetti sauce. Switch off heat.
-In a medium-sized baking dish, spread about 1/3 of the spaghetti sauce.
-Place half of all the eggplant slices neatly in the baking dish.
-Cover with half of the shredded Italian cheese blend.
-Also put on top half of the grated parmesan cheese.
-Neatly arrange the remaining slices of eggplant over the toppings.
-Spread the remaining spaghetti sauce on top of them.
-Add the remaining shredded Italian cheese blend, followed by grated parmesan cheese.
-Put the baking dish in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese topping bubbles.
-Once cooked, allow to stand on the counter for about 10 minutes.
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