Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Basil and Smoked Mozzarella
Servings Per Recipe: 5 Calories: 459.6
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wow! This is a delicious recipe. The smoked mozzarella is excellent and will be a permanent substitution for plain mozzarella in future Eggplant Parmesan dishes. I come from a long line of Italian cooks who are known for this dish. That said, I was happy to find a recipe that deviated from the usual way we make it. I am a basil fan so I did add extra basil. My Nonie insists that you must dip in flour first before the egg and bread crumbs. Since I have grown up with that step , I do it automatically now. Not sure if it even makes a difference! Just when I thought I couldn't improve on the family recipe, I did! We make our own sauces and freeze for future use. I chose the caramelized onion and red bell pepper sauce which went great. Next time I am making a double batch! Oh thank you for this jewel of a recipe!
Delicious!!! My 7 year old asked for thirds! I used regular mozzarella instead of smoked and laid the eggplant slices flat on a cookie sheet rather than layering them in a baking dish. Amazing great recipe thanks!
Great recipe! Unfortunately my store didn't have smoked mozzarella but I used fresh and it was still good. I took another person's advice and dipped the eggplant in flour before the egg/milk mixture. It helps the breadcrumbs stay on!
Loosely followed this recipe. Up sized to make a 9" x 13" dish (1 large & 1 medium eggplant and 2 (24 ounce) jars marinara sauce). Tried the recipe s method of not flouring the eggplant before dipping in egg mixture/bread crumbs and the adhesion was not good... Nonie s method (Mom of five s review) of first dipping in flour is much better. Sautéed onions and fresh garlic and then simmered with the marinara sauce to give it more flavor. Like others used regular mozzarella after being unable to find smoked mozzarella cheese given limited time. I m pretty sure this cheese is available at a local deli and will pickup some to make this again. I found this more involved and time consuming to make than anticipated... take note of the 20 minutes to 2 hours suggested for drying out the eggplant. I did 30 minutes after checking a few other recipes and that seemed fine. With more than an hour into cutting drying and frying the 2 eggplants the fried slices were placed in fridge for later use that afternoon. That is the major time factor and the dish comes together quickly after those steps are completed. This eggplant dish is very very good. In trying to make a healthier version while hopefully not sacrificing taste next time plan to follow the method of baking the eggplant detailed in Crunchy Eggplant Parmesan on this site and then finishing it off by using steps 3 5 and 6 of this recipe. Thanks lindseytr0n.
Atempting to have a meatless Monday with my hubby and kids. This turned out to be a meatless Wednesday instead. LOVED this recipe! Kids loved it too which is surprising because they don't like much. The only thing I changed was that I used panko crumbs instead of bread crumbs. This was only because I didn't have bread crumbs available. I served this with spaghetti squash and garlic bread. Will surely use again! Thanks for sharing.
This is incredible. My husband is a very picky eater and he loved it and we had a lot of leftovers so I took it in to work for my employees to try- it was gone within 3 hours and everyone said they absolutely loved it!:-) I did make the tomato sauce from scratch and followed review suggestions to dip the eggplant in flour before the egg and bread crumbs- it worked beautifully. This is a definite favorite- I'll be making it often!