EGGPLANT PARMESAN

 

  • Cooking Time: 40
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, peeled and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pinch oregano
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 4 ounces olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Bechamel sauce
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar artichoke hearts, drained

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice the eggplants crossways into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Mix the flour with the salt, pepper and oregano and dredge the eggplant slices.
  • Then dip the slices in the beaten egg until well coated.
  • Heat the oil in a large fry pan and cook the eggplant for one minute on each side over medium heat until just brown.
  • Remove and drain well on a rack.
  • Pour a little of the tomato sauce on the bottom of a casserole dish, and cover with a layer of the eggplant slices.
  • Grate half of the Mozzarella cheese, and mix together with the parmesan cheese, Bechamel Sauce and the remaining tomato sauce.
  • Pour a little of this mixture over the eggplant slices to cover, then add another layer of eggplant slices.
  • Continue this until all the eggplant and sauce is used up.
  • Slice the artichoke hearts in half and place on top of the eggplant.
  • Slice the remaining Mozzarella cheese and top off the dish.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until the top is bubbling.
  • Turn off the heat and let the dish sit in the oven for 5 minutes more.
  • Remove, cut into large squares and serve.
  • You can substitute the bechamel for your favorite jar of white gravy or a great alfredo sauce.
  • You can also substitute homemade tomato sauce with a jar of your favorite store bought.

Notes

Melanzana Parmigiana

This is a special recipe from a very special restaurant in my hometown. The secret is in the bechamel - there's just one little drop of liquid smoke added!!

COOKS NOTES:

You can substitute the bechamel for your favorite jar of white gravy or a great alfredo sauce.

You can also substitute homemade tomato sauce with a jar of your favorite store bought.

Categories: Dairy  Main Dish  Misc. One Dish  Oven  Stove  Vegetable 

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