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Eggplant Parmesan Recipe For The Best Eggplant Parmesan You Will Ever Taste.

Updated on July 4, 2013
My Mom made the most delicious Egg Plant Parmesan and here is her recipe.
My Mom made the most delicious Egg Plant Parmesan and here is her recipe.
Eggplant Parmesan can be one of the most delicious dishes that you can make and enjoy. It is so delicious.
Eggplant Parmesan can be one of the most delicious dishes that you can make and enjoy. It is so delicious.

All About Eggplant Parmesan

Let me start off by saying that if you have plenty of zucchini you should try making Zucchini Parmesan. It is so delicious and is often made in Italy. Make it the same way you would the Egg Plant Parmesan in the recipe for it here only substitute zucchini where you would use the egg plant. I know I always have an abundance of zucchini in the garden and this is the perfect place to use it.

Egg Plant Parmesan is claimed by both Sicily and Campania. Both locations in Italy claim that they were the first ones to make Egg Plant Parmesan. The dish is a southern Italian dish. In Italy the dish is made by first deep frying the egg plant slices and then the dish is put together. It is usually layered in a large casserole dish or baking pan. The dish is layered with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. You can put freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top of your Egg Plant Parmesan. Be sure to buy a piece of Parmesan cheese from your local deli and grate it yourself.

Most people today accept that Eggplant Pamesan is a very ancient dish of Sicily and it is still made there to this very day. If you'll make it by the recipe here on this page you'll have the best Eggplant Parmesan that you'll ever taste in your life.

Want Crisp Egg Plant In Your Egg Plant Parmesan

If you want crisp egg plant in your egg plant parmesan be sure to slice your egg plant slices very thin and then salt each slice of egg plant on both sides with ground sea salt. Stack your egg plant up on a large plate or tray with layers of paper towels between each layer of egg plant. Cover the stack of egg plant with plastic wrap and put it into the refrigerator for 2 hours before you proceed with making your egg plant parmesan.

Egg Plant Parmesan Sandwich

You can deep fry thin slices of egg plant and then top each slice of egg plant on a baking pan with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and then sprinkle the top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and then bake in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is fully melted. You can then take the pan out of the oven and make some of the most delicious sandwiches that you'll ever eat in your life.

I put mine together on Italian Sub Rolls that I have split in half and toasted under a broiler after I have spread garlic butter on each sub roll. If you'll put your egg plant parmesan sandwiches together this way I promise you they will be some of the most delicious sandwiches you'll ever eat in your life.

Make these sandwiches and I gurantee you that people will think they are truly some of the best sandwiches you'll ever make and taste in your life. Yes they are that good.

Egg Plant Parmesan Recipe

This Egg Plant Parmesan is slightly different than what you may be used to but its delicious and so easy to make. You want to start with your egg plants by peeling them and then cut long 1/2 inch thick slices of your egg plant long ways down your egg plant.

After you have all your egg plant sliced you now want to salt your egg plant slices on each side with ground sea salt. Place your egg plant slices on a tray or large plate and stack your egg plant slices and place a plate or tray on top to slightly press your egg plant. Cover with plastic wrap or tin foil and place in the refrigerator while you prepare the rest of your ingredients.

Sauce for your Eggplant Parmesan.

1. 1 28 Ounce Can Of Italian Tomatoes.

2. 1 small carton Button Mushrooms sliced thin.

3. 2 Green Bell Peppers cleaned and diced fine.

4. 1 Tablespoon Fresh Minced Garlic.

5. Olive Oil for sauteing.

6. 1 Teaspoon Dry Oregano.

7. 1 Teaspoon Dry Basil.

8. 1 Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.

9. 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper.

Sauté your mushrooms , peppers , garlic and seasonings in a pan with olive oil and cook until your vegetables are tender. Once your vegetables are tender combine your vegetables and Italian Tomatoes in a large stock pot.

You will now need a home deep fryer or a pot or pan you can deep fry in. You will need a large bowl with Italian Bread Crumbs ( Finely Crumbled ) with salt and pepper added and you will need a bowl with 1 quart of milk and 6 eggs well beaten together. You now want to take your eggplant and dip each slice into the milk/egg mixture and then put it into the bread crumb mixture. Be sure to pat the bread crumbs into each egg plant slice to make sure each eggplant slice is well coated with bread crumbs. Now you will want to deep fry each slice of eggplant until it is golden brown on each side.

Spray a large baking pan with non stick vegetable spray and then line the pan with slices of the deep fried eggplant. Now you will need a large bag of shredded mozzarella cheese and you will want to place a layer of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the top of the deep fried egg plant and then a layer of your tomato sauce. You will then add another layer of shredded mozzarella cheese on top. On the top of each layer of mozzarella cheese be sure to sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of the layer of mozzarella cheese.

You will now want to bake your Eggplant Parmesan for 45 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.

You will want to lift out each serving of Eggplant Parmesan with a spatula and you can serve your Eggplant Parmesan with a green salad and garlic bread for a delicious meal.

If you make the Eggplant Parmesan please post a comment below. Also feel free to post your comments , tips , and suggestions below in the comments section.

(C) June 2010 This Hub Page was created by Thomas Byers for Hub Pages.
(C) June 2010 This Hub Page was created by Thomas Byers for Hub Pages.

Please post your comments , tips , and suggestions now. If you made the recipe please tell us about it.

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      Colleen 

      6 months ago

      I made this tonight and it was a big hit! We loved it! Thank you so much for this recipe!

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      Beth Vaught 

      9 months ago

      I made this back in August and I'm finishing off the last few eggplants on the plants. This is a quick and very tastey recipe. My family loves it.

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      J.R. 

      13 months ago

      This recipe sound interesting plan on trying , will let know how it turns out. Never tried eggplant before.

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      Paulette Mulligan 

      20 months ago

      Is it possible to make this ahead of when it's needed. So I don't have a big mess in the kitchen when my company arrives?

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      JoAnn 

      3 years ago

      This is exactly how I make eggplant parm and you are right , it is the best. My children and grandchildren will attest to that.

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      Thomas Byers 

      5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      The sandwiches are great. I make them on sourdough bread and they are delicious that way.

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      SolveMyMaze 

      5 years ago

      Cool hub. The egg plant parmesan is a concept I've never actually came across before. It's still pretty early in the morning, but I'm seriously tempted to make myself one of those delicious eggplant parmesan sandwiches.

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      This looks so good and we love eggplant.

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      Paradise7 

      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      I love eggplant parm and am bookmarking this recipe! Thanks!

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