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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Eggplant Parmesan for Two

When you don't want to bake a big one.
Here's a recipe for eggplant for two.
It goes together quick and tastes great.

6 (1/4") slices eggplant
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup flour
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
dash of oregano and parsley
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
In a small bowl combine egg and milk.
in another bowl place flour.
In a third bowl place breadcrumbs.
Peel and slice eggplant.
Dredge eggplant in flour then in
egg wash and into breadcrumbs to coat.
Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet and
fry eggplant 5 minutes or until browned.
Cut eggplant slices in thirds.
Place some tomato sauce in bottom of a small
baking dish and arrange eggplant in the sauce.
Top with ricotta cheese and more tomato sauce.
Top with more eggplant and then the mozzarella.
Add more sauce, season with oregano and parsley.
Sprinkle entire top with parmesan cheese.
Coat a piece of foil with cooking spray and
cover baking dish sprayed side down.
Bake for about 45 minutes until heated through.
You can remove foil to brown top if desired.
Let cool about 20 minutes before serving.

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