Vegetable oil (for frying)
Eggbeaters or eggs well beaten
Mozzarella cheese. Grated
Romano cheese, grated
This recipe is really a 2 person job, at least till the frying is done…
Start by peeling the eggplant and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices.
Preheat your deep-fryer to 350 degrees.
Coat each side of the eggplant with the flour and dip the eggplant into the eggbeaters (better than well beaten eggs) to coat both sides. Then take your bread crumbs and do the same to coat each side.
Once the oil is hot, put the eggplant in the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
Once all of the eggplant has been fried, get a rectangular baking pan and start the layering by adding the spaghetti sauce to the bottom of the pan, then the eggplant, more sauce, then a layer Mozzarella & Romano cheese. Continue to build layers until you have reached the top of the pan. Top off with more sauce, mozzarella and grated Romano
Place the eggplant into a 350 degree oven and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese on top just starts to brown. Enjoy!!!
Jo-Ann I dip them in eggs and just toss them in seasoned flour ( garlic powder,onion powder, S & P paprika) I fry them in canola oil in my cast iron frying pan til golden brown. Maybe someone will have another recipe for them??
w r ranch, I do so hate to get the deep fryer out--but eggplant parmigiana is one of my faves to order in a good Italian restaurant. I guess I really must try it. You seem to cook in large quantities. Does this freeze well? Thanks so much for the recipe!
Yes pen, we do cook in large quantities & it freezes very well.
With foods like eggplant parmigiana, or lasagna for that matter, we simply allow the finished product cool/chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours... this allows it to 'set up' for near-perfect slicing. My wife then freezes it overnight & then the next morning we vacuum pack the individual servings.
When needed, simply drop the bags into boiling water for 40 minutes or so & enjoy a 'fresh' Italian meal at home!!! Best of all, cleanup is easy - just your dinner plates & silverware!!!
Hey, wr ranch, I looked up Colorado County on the map to see how likely it would be that I could ever drop by the ranch for one of those fresh Italian meals. I didn't think I would know that part of the state, but OMG, you are near my forebears stomping grounds. My grandfather was one of the Baca family band members, my great-grandfather was Frank Baca, the leader. Great Uncle Gil Baca still performed around that area until his recent death. Have you been around those parts long enough to know who they were? We still have family reunions occasionally in Fayetteville. ~pen
Pennzer wrote:Have you been around those parts long enough to know who they were? We still have family reunions occasionally in Fayetteville. ~pen
We haven't been here that long, pen... We are about 45 miles from Fayetteville, so if you know that you're going to be in the area, give us a shout. I'll even make some homemade Italian bread to go with it!!!
wrr, cool deal! I'll stop in La Grange and pick us up some kolaches for dessert. Wanna post your recipe for that Italian bread? Love all the recipes you have posted. I have copied and saved all of them. Thanks!