Video:Bake Eggplant Parmesanwith Rachel Edelman
Eggplant Parmesan is a delicious and filling dinner that's easy to make at home. Learn how to make Eggplant Parmesan.See Transcript
Transcript:Bake Eggplant ParmesanHi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Eggplant is a healthy and popular fruit that can be used for your entire meal. Today I'm going to show you how to prepare and bake an eggplant. I'll be making eggplant parmesan.
Eggplant Parmesan IngredientsFor this recipe, you will need:
- medium sized eggplant
- cornflake crumbs
- tomato sauce
- Parmesan cheese
- mozzarella cheese
Choose an EggplantThe eggplant should spring back when you apply pressure to it. There should be a green stem.
Prepare the EggplantFirst rinse the eggplant and cut off the stem and the base. Now you need to peel it. You can use a vegetable peeler or take a knife and just cut it down the sides. I use a peeler to get off the last little bits. Now cut thin strips about 1/4 inch wide.
Salt the EggplantPlace the slices on a solid surface without overlapping them. Next generously salt the pieces. Leave them for 30 to 60 minutes, this helps reduce the moisture inside the eggplant. Then rinse off and pat dry each slice.
Bread the EggplantNext we bread the eggplant. Beat some eggs and dip your slice fully in the egg. I'm using cornflake crumbs as my breading. Use your other hand to coat the wet slice with the breading. You want one hand to be wet from the egg and one hand to be drier with the breading. For this tutorial, I am going to make a small two serving dish with just these 6 slices.
Fry the EggplantPour some oil into a pan over medium heat. Throw in some garlic and place your slices in the pan. Give each slice plenty of room to cook and every once in a while take a peek to check the color. When they're a nice golden brown, flip them over.
Layer the Eggplant ParmesanNow spray your baking pan and pour down a layer of tomato sauce. Place a layer of eggplant. Top with parmesan, and a layer of mozzarella cheese. Throw down some more sauce and keep layering the eggplant, parmesan and mozzarella.
Bake the Eggplant ParmesanPut it in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. And there it is. Enjoy!
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