- Fresh Basil1 Teaspoons
- Oregano1/2 Teaspoonsdry
- Onion1small to medium; chopped
- Garlic3 Cloves
- Vegetable Oil4 Tablespoons
- Olive Oil1 Tablespoons
- Cheese40 - 50 Gramsmozarella or cheddar
- Saltto taste
- Pepperto taste
1) Preheat the oven to 200 C/392 F.
2) Rinse the eggplant with water and cut it into slices.
3) Add some salt over the slices and let them stay so for about 20 minutes.
4) Rinse the eggplant with water and let them dry.
5) Pour 4 tbsp of oil in a pan and bring the pan over heat.
6) Add all the eggplant slices in the pan and fry them until they turn golden.
7) Transfer the eggplant slices to paper towels so that the towels absorb the surplus oil.
8) Add a tablespoon of olive oil in the pan.
9) Add garlic and chopped onion in the pan and saute well so that the onions become translucent.
10) Then add the tomatoes and saute them until they turn soft and pulpy.
11) Add salt and pepper according to taste and saute the mixture for another minute.
12) Now add basil and oregano and cook for another minute.
13) Generously brush the pan with some olive oil.
14) Arrange half of the tomato sauce in the pan as a layer.
15) Then add 4 fried eggplant slices and add some grated cheese over the eggplant slices.
16) Now arrange the remaining tomato sauce over the fried veggie slices.
17) Place a layer of eggplant slices over the tomato sauce and then add some grated cheese over it.
18) Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes so that the cheese gets melted.
19) Serve the eggplant parmigiana hot.
Eggplant parmigiana is a very famous Italian baked dish – a perfect combo of eggplant, cheese and tomato sauce. I have enjoyed this dish for quite a time and so after trying the recipe several times, I am sharing it with you guys today. The recipe is quite simple and you can come up with this in less than an hour. I use Parmesan cheese for the recipe but you may also try it with any other cheese type such as cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese. Tangy and juicy, eggplant parmigiana is simply a treat to the taste buds. Make this baked vegetarian dish on a winter afternoon, serve your guests with it, and make them appreciate your cooking skills.