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Delicious Low Carb Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Updated on September 8, 2014

Eggplant Parmesan Supreme (And Other Eggplant Recipes!)

Eggplant Parmesan Supreme is one of my absolute favorite dishes! This version avoids the flour that most recipes of Eggplant Parmesan require, therefore creating a lower carb and gluten-free dish. But this Eggplant Parmesan recipe is anything but lower in taste! Why? Instead of coating the eggplant in flour, I coat it in flavorful Parmesan cheese! You really have to try it to believe it!

The flavors of the Parmesan cheese, spaghetti sauce, and eggplant blend so delightfully together! Mmmmm.....!


Eggplant Parmesan Supreme Recipe

- Easy illustrated step by step directions for Eggplant Parmesan

Note: Printable directions can be found farther down the page!

Ingredients:

1 large eggplant

1 five oz tub of finely grated Parmesan cheese

2 eggs

Additional shredded, grated, or shaved Parmesan cheese (3 to 4 ozs)

2 cups of mozzarella cheese

1 44 oz jar spaghetti sauce or homemade spaghetti sauce

Olive oil or other oil for cooking the eggplant


Step 1: Wash and cut the eggplant into 1/4 in thick slices.


Dip the sliced eggplant in egg and then into grated parmesan cheese.

If necessary, use the back of a spoon to press the cheese onto both sides of the eggplant. Place the egg and cheese covered slice of eggplant into a 3rd empty container. It's fine to stack the cheese covered slices of eggplant in the container. Repeat the process with the remaining slices of eggplant.



Each slice should look something like this.

Step 2: When all of the slices are covered in egg and cheese, cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.


Step 3: Grease a 13 by 9 inch casserole dish and set aside. Preheat the over to 350 F.

Drizzle a little olive oil on a skillet. Cook the eggplant on medium heat in the skillet..

When the cheese on the top becomes smooth and melted, and the bottom turns a golden brown, flip the slices of eggplant over and cook the second side until it's golden brown.


As each slice finishes cooking, place it in the greased casserole dish.


Step 4: On top of the first layer of eggplant, place a layer of spaghetti sauce, followed by a layer of mozzarella. Top this with more eggplant as it becomes ready. Continue making layers of eggplant, sauce, and mozzarella until you've used all of the eggplant. It's fine if the top layer of eggplant isn't enough to cover the whole casserole. On the very top, add a layer of Parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.


Layer: eggplant, sauce, and mozzarella,
ending with a layer of Parmesan cheese on the top.
Bake for 35 minutes.

Eggplant Parmesan Supreme with Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 five oz tub of finely grated parmesan cheese*
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 44 oz jar spaghetti sauce or homemade spaghetti sauce*
  • Additional shredded or grated parmesan cheese (3 to 4 oz)
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut the eggplant into 1/4 in thick slices. Select two bowls or storage containers that are fairly shallow and only a little bigger than the slices of eggplant. Put the finely grated Parmesan cheese into one of these containers. Crack the eggs into the other container, and beat them gently with a fork. You'll need a larger bowl, storage container, or dish to place the eggplant slices in once they have been dipped. (The container needs to be one that can fit into your refrigerator.) Use a fork to dip the first slice of eggplant into the egg, making sure to turn the eggplant over so that it becomes completely covered in egg, Next, dip the egg-covered slice of eggplant into the Parmesan cheese. Use the back of a spoon to gently press the Parmesan cheese onto both sides of the eggplant. Place the egg and cheese covered slice of eggplant into the 3rd empty container. Repeat the process with the remaining slices of eggplant. When all of the slices are covered in egg and cheese, cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  2. Grease a 13 by 9 inch casserole dish and set aside. Preheat the over to 350 F. Drizzle a little olive oil on a skillet. Cook the eggplant slices on medium heat. When the cheese on the top becomes smooth and melted, and the bottom turns a golden brown, flip the slices of eggplant over and cook the second side until it's golden brown. As each slice finishes cooking, place it in the greased casserole dish. When the bottom of the casserole dish is covered, add a layer of spaghetti sauce, followed by a layer of mozzarella cheese. Continue making layers of eggplant, sauce, and mozzarella until you've used all of the eggplant. It's fine if the top layer of eggplant isn't enough to cover the whole casserole. On the very top, add a layer of Parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
  3. * Note: You might want to have extra spaghetti sauce and finely grated parmesan cheese on hand when preparing this recipe. The amount you'll need really depends upon how big your eggplant is. A larger eggplant may require a little more of each of those items. Also, the finely grated - almost powdery - parmesan cheese works MUCH better for coating the eggplant, but any kind of parmesan cheese (except moldy! ;-) ) will work for adding to the top of the casserole.
3.4 stars from 48 ratings of Eggplant Parmesan Supreme Recipe

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      Shawn M Hayes 6 months ago

      WOW WOW. So, I really appreciate this recipe. I made it exactly as described except I did sweat the eggplant with salt for close to an hour. Then I dipped it in the egg mixture followed by the freshly grated parmesan and stacked the slices in the containers. I however, put the containers in the fridge overnight. The eggplant sweated out much more and allowed me to discard much more liquid. I fried the slices until golden brown but I added garlic, oregano, and basil. Then I layered the finished pieces with sauce and cheese in the greased dish and baked in the oven at 350 for 35 min. The results were so good.

      This recipe provided the main baseline for me and I was just tweaked it a little. Came out really really good!! Oh, I used two eggplants for three people and some leftovers for lunch.

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 6 months ago from India

      Eggplants have always been my favourite.. Loved it!

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      JanieceTobey 3 years ago

      Thanks for writing Cobo! You are right that in many recipes, it's necessary to sweat the eggplant with salt. I haven't found this to be true with my Low Carb Eggplant Parmeasan Recipe. This recipe works well without using the salt. Feel free to try it anyway, if you like though! Maybe some people will like it better that way. Enjoy!

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      Cobo 3 years ago

      IMHO, the eggplant needs to be sweated with salt to get the nasty taste liquid out of it. And don't make the mistake of using fresh Mozzarella. It make it watery.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I haven't made this is so long I've forgotten how. Thanks Janiece. Found this on Pinterest.

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      Canterburybelle 3 years ago

      Nice collection of recipes. I love eggplant, too.

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      VspaBotanicals 3 years ago

      Thank you for giving me a new way to prepare eggplants. Looks sooooooo yummy!

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      seleen fouad 3 years ago

      pictures are great well done!!

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      SquidooPower 3 years ago

      I make a very similar recipe using nutritional yeast and it's amazing. Nice work.

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      Johanna Eisler 3 years ago

      I must try this when my GF daughter comes to visit! She'll love it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Awesome recipe. Just a suggestion: If you want a little more tasty flavor, try adding some dried spices to the parmesan cheese before you coat the eggplant. This will give you a whole new flavor experience.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We love to eat eggplant and I will try your recipe.

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      quicpost 4 years ago

      I love your recipes and will try the eggplants dipped in egg and coated with parmesan cheese only for I love eggplant tempura and this sounds so delicious itself. Thanks for the recipes! The way meat, pork, seafood prices are today it's nice to have many vegetable recipes to stay on budget.

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      quantumthots 4 years ago

      yummy

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      tammywilliams09 4 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. The ingredients are simple and instructions are easy to follow.

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      Judy Filarecki 4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      One of my favorites since I'm gluten free. You've given me some great new ideas. Thanks

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      Kellylouisa 4 years ago

      This sounds delicious and I l ike having a printable version of the recipe. I hope mine comes out as good as your pictures!

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      wiseriverman 4 years ago

      This sounds so good. I can't wait to try it.

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      mina009 4 years ago

      Wow, your recipe looks absolutely yummy! I love eggplants, they can make really delicious dishes.

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      SusanSuggests 4 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for the recipes!

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      Eggplant is the one vegetable I do not like, I have never made a dish from it that I like, but...I am prepared to try this one as it does sound good.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      This looks so yummy. I hope my eggplants make this year. Fingers crossed. When they do, this will be the first recipe I make!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Thank you for this recipe. I can't wait to try it out!

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      RazzbarryBreeze 4 years ago

      I love eggplant Parmesan! I will be making this for sure! Thanks for sharing. I also liked the other recipes you shared on here as well. Enjoy your day!

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      mj11769 4 years ago

      loved your lens...eggplant Parmesan is my favorite food to eat but since I've been doing the Atkins diet for the past few years, I haven't had it very often. I'm very excited to try your recipe.....thank you:)

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      mj11769 4 years ago

      I couldn't resist your lens once I saw low carb eggplant:) my favorite thing to eat, but since I've been following the Atkins diet or at least some sort of low carb diet, I haven't had too much eggplant Parmesan in the past few years. Looks like a wonderful recipe...I'm very excited to try it....thank you!

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      Frankie Kangas 4 years ago from California

      Oh yum. The parmesan looks terrific. I'm going to add eggplant to my shopping list next week so I can try your recipe. Thanks for sharing. Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      Ingredients on shopping list for next week!! Brilliant step by step instructions! Looks so yum!

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      BarbaraCasey 4 years ago

      Bookmarked. Thank you!

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      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      Looks amazing!

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      ahrendi 5 years ago

      I've been looking for a good recipe of eggplant parmesan. Glad to have found your lens. Thanks.

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      jaredsgirl 5 years ago

      Wow does that look super delicious!! I'm definitely trying your eggplant parmesan recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Wow! Definitely got to try this recipe.

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      I been wanting to try an eggplant parmesan recipe this one looks simple

      thank you

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      charlb 5 years ago

      I was just informed that this was my 900th Squidlike! Yay! I am happy it's this lens since this is one of my favourite recipes :D

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      Lenskeeper 5 years ago

      Blessed. This looks great. I'm going to adapt it to vegan. Thank you for also including links to vegan eggplant parmesan as well :)

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      Thanks for the great eggplant parmesan recipe. I'm going to pick some eggplant this afternoon and will enjoy it for dinner.

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      Paperquest5 5 years ago

      What a great recipe. We grew some beautiful eggplant last year in our garden and weren't sure what to do with them. I wish I had had this recipe then. Filing for future use. Great job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Eggplant is one of my favorite foods ever. Now I must go inspire my husband to make this for me. Great job.

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      Yum, I love Eggplant Parmesan. Blessings.

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      glowchick 5 years ago

      I love Eggplant Parmesan~ have tried some recipes in the past but will give your a try~ looks delicious :)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I have bought a lot of eggplant parmesan over the years and think I need to learn how to make it for myself. You've spelled it out quite deliciously!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      This recipe sounds delicious. I'm sure I will try it. Thank you!

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      JaneEyre9999 5 years ago

      Delicious!

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      susansweaters 5 years ago

      Wow, this looks delicious

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      Fran Tollett 5 years ago

      Looks great. I can hardly wait to make my own. Thanks for sharing.

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      bames24 lm 5 years ago

      haven't tried this before but I definitely will :)

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      ChrissLJ 5 years ago

      Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite foods to order at restaurants. I've never tried to make it myself as I didn't know how well it would refrigerate and I can't eat a full batch in one setting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Someone posted this in their GOOGLE+ posts stream and when I saw it, I re-shared it in my GOOGLE+ circles. This is not a recipe that should classified as TOP SECRET. YUM! YUM!!

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      I also love eggplant parmesan. I don't flour mine either but have not tried cheese instead of flour. I will definitely try out your recipe, thank you!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Nom nom nom this sounds so good. I love Chicken Parmesan, and love Eggplant too, this just looks so tasty. Love the photos and recipes, blessed.

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      Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Sounds tasty.

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      It looks Delicious..thumbs up!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I do love eggplant. I've never made eggplant parmesan....only sampled at restaurants. I'll have to make this for me and the hubs. Thank you!

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      Gerald McConway 5 years ago

      Couldn't stand this as a kid and now I eat it all the time, great recipe!

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      Julia M S Pearce 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I also love eggplants and this recipe looks delicious!

      *angel blessed*

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      This looks like a yummy recipe, I will have to try it sometimes.

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      Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      This looks delicious! I appreciate your step-by-step instructions, because I have not made this before. I have grown eggplant in my garden. This looks like a wonderful way to prepare it. Used to love to get this dish at Joe Bologna's in Lexington, KY. Yum!

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Looks interesting. Coming from down home country, we didn't have a lot of eggplant anything. Looks like I need to add to this year's garden plant list.

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      victoriuh 5 years ago

      Looks delicious! I emailed it to my husband. He's been looking for a recipe for this. I provide him with recipes and he provides me with food ;)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Yum, sounds like the best recipe I've ever heard of for Eggplant Parmesan. I also love your photos. I will try it next week (already grocery shopped this week) and see how it goes. Thanks for sharing, Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      DesignedbyLisa LM 5 years ago

      I like this variation on the recipe. I'll make sure to try it when y local farm is selling eggplants again.

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      Sounds like a fun recipe to try! Nice lens.

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      Pat Broker 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I love the eggplant parmesan recipe! It's nice to have a gluten free alternative. I also like your vegetarian lasagne recipe.

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      menskincaretips 5 years ago

      I love eggplant and this recipe looks tasty! I will give this one a try, thanks for sharing!

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      StephanieH 5 years ago

      This looks SOOOO... good! Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite dishes to order at an Italian restaurant -- with this recipe maybe I'll be inspired to make my own! Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh yummy! I really must try this, as I just love Eggplant - but we call them Aubergines in the UK :)

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      @wyrm11268: Hope you enjoy my eggplant parmesan recipe!

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      @sheilamarie78: Thanks!

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      @firstcookbooklady: There's no need to peel the eggplant! In this recipe, they have no bitter taste whatsoever!

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      quicpost 6 years ago

      Thanks for a great recipe! I love eggplants. Trying your recipe made to my specifications one day!

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      Very nice lens.

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      PaulaBurke LM 6 years ago

      Can't wait to try it! Going to the store today to get the ingredients! Thanks!

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      Char Milbrett 6 years ago from Minnesota

      I am going to try it, although my hubbie wants me to peel them, because he claims the peels are bitter.. I don't know that I can tell the difference myself. Great lens!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! Your Eggplant Parmesan Recipe sounds and looks delicious. Our son is coming on in a couple of weeks and he loves Eggplant Parmesan so I just might get brave enough to try this. Thanks.

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      Mishael A Witty 6 years ago

      I have actually never even had this dish. I feel like I'm missing out. It sounds (and looks) wonderful. Great pics!

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      hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I'm going to try this recipe for Eggplant Parmesan. Your pictures make it look easy!

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Nicely presented with good pictures.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      Well done! Good pictures and easy to follow. I like this dish and the little twist you gave it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks yummy! One of my favorite dishes,thanks for the recipe.

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      We love to make (and eat) this at our house! Nice job ... congratulations on the purple star!

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      You are so good at including photos with your recipes. Ever consider putting together a book?

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      wyrm11268 6 years ago

      My husband grew up in an Italian family and has been asking me to make Eggplant Parmesan for ages - I haven't not only because I am not a good cook but for some reason thought that egg plants needed special preparation. However, after reading your lens I can now see how easy (and tasty) it is. Thanks I am going to try to make them this weekend.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      You did an amazing job with your lens! I see why you have a purple star. Congratulations! And the recipe looks soooo good!

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      M-m-m-m-m-m-m!

      Your Eggplant Parmesan Supreme recipe will be added to http://www.squidoo.com/vegetable-lenses-on-squidoo when it is relaunched in a couple of days.

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Excellent presentation of eggplant parmesan... I will even be able to make it for my daughter who is celiac. Thanks so much!

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      This looks great! I've been meaning to experiment with a vegan eggplant parm recipe. I just love eggplant in all forms.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      looks sooooo good. one of my favorite dishes. thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have never ever tried eggplant but I have heard of eggplant parmesan and wondered how to make it....I don't have to wonder anymore. Removing the gluten is wonderful for those who are sensitive and yours sounds and looks like it is heavenly! I love your step by step here, very excellently done once again!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful and delicious lens with step-by-step instruction and lovely pictures. I love eggplant so I think I'll really like this recipe...blessings! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have not been an eggplant fan, but I have been looking to try it again with your recipe.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This looks so yummy!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      i am not a vegetarian but this tempt me. nice lens