Eggplant Parmesan: A Wonderful Recipe

It's a good idea to leave the eggplants out with some salt and lemon juice so they lose their bitterness and don't oxidize. Learn more tips in this article!
Eggplant Parmesan: A Wonderful Recipe

Last update: 26 October, 2021

Eggplant Parmesan is one of the most widely cooked Italian dishes in the world after pizza and pasta. This is a budget-friendly and hearty recipe that can be served as a side dish or as a main course at dinner.

Here’s how to prepare it!

Option 1: Eggplant Parmesan

Ingredients

  • Eggplants (500 g)
  • 2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (150 g)
  • 2 fresh mozzarella balls
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Fresh basil
  • Lemon

How to make it

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  1. Peel, wash, and cut the eggplants into slices. Salt them.
  2. Then, sprinkle the eggplants with a dash of lemon juice to prevent them from oxidizing and leave them out for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the onion and garlic finely.
  4. In a saucepan over low heat with a splash of oil, add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and fry for 10 minutes.
  5. Then, add the garlic and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  6. Add the crushed tomato, a little salt, and sugar to correct the acidity. Lower the heat to medium-high for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Turn on the oven to 180ºC (350F) with heat from below.
  8. Place the eggplants in a greased baking dish with a little oil. Then, add a little oil on top and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, continue to stir the tomato sauce and add salt and sugar if necessary.
  10. When it has been reduced by half, add the finely chopped basil to the sauce and cook for 5 more minutes.
  11. Remove the eggplants from the oven and arrange them on a clean serving dish so that there’s a layer of tomato, a layer of eggplants, a layer of tomato and Parmesan cheese, and a layer of eggplants. Do this until all the ingredients are used up, finishing with a layer of tomato.
  12. Cut the mozzarella balls and spread them over the surface.
  13. Bake at 180ºC (350F) until golden brown.

Another Recipe for Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Ingredients

  • Eggplant
  • Fresh tomato juice (100 ml)
  • Parmesan cheese (50 g)
  • Mozzarella cheese (50 g)
  • Breadcrumbs (40 g)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to make it

  1. Cut the eggplants into four4 slices lengthwise. Sprinkle with salt and leave it to sit for 15 minutes to remove the bitterness. If you have a lemon on hand, pour a splash of juice over them so that they don’t oxidize.
  2. After 15 minutes, rinse with water, drain on absorbent paper, and set aside.
  3. Coat the eggplant slices with breadcrumbs, place in a frying pan with olive oil, and seal on both sides. Cooking them for a couple of minutes on each side is enough.
  4. Place two slices of eggplant on a baking tray, cover them with the tomato sauce and sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese.
  5. Cover with the other two eggplants slices and add the rest of the tomato juice and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 180ºC (350F).

The Third Recipe for Eggplant Parmesan

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Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • A large eggplant
  • Mozzarella cheese balls
  • Fried tomato
  • Fresh tomatoes or dried tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Salt

Procedure

  1. First, wash the eggplants and cut them into thin slices.
  2. Place them on a baking tray, sprinkle with oregano, salt, and a dash of oil.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes at 180ºC (350F) until the eggplant is golden brown.
  4. Then, cut the mozzarella and tomatoes into slices.
  5. In an oven-proof dish, put a layer of eggplant, cover with fried tomato, a layer of tomato, and another layer of mozzarella.
  6. Alternate layers in that order, finishing with a layer of fried tomato.
  7. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and dried basil.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes at 180ºC (350F), grilling for the last 5 minutes.
  9. Serve hot.

Here are three delicious and tried-and-true eggplant Parmesan recipes that you can make yourself. They’re all very simple, so go ahead and try them for yourself!

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