Eggplant parmesan

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An impressive entrée for a dinner with friends!

 

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 60 min. preparation time, 30 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 265 / Protein 17g / Carbohydr. 11g / Fat 16g

Ingredients (8 servings)

3eggplants
750 gcanned tomatoes (diced)
500 gmozzarella
100 gParmesan (grated)
1onion (white)
1 clovegarlic
1 tbsprosemary
6 tbspbasil
2 tsporegano (dried)
2 tspthyme (dried)
1 tbsptomato paste
olive oil
salt
pepper

Utensils

frying pan, large saucepan, baking dish, oven, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Primitivo
A dry southern Italian red is an excellent pairing for Eggplant Parmesan. Primitivo’s full body and moderate acidity complete the dish.

Step 1

Eggplant parmesan

Finely dice onion and mince garlic. Roughly chop basil and rosemary. Measure out oregano and thyme. Slice eggplant lengthwise.

cutting board, knife

1 onion / 1 clove garlic / 1 tbsp rosemary (fresh) / 6 tbsp basil (fresh) / 2 tsp oregano / 2 tsp thyme / 3 eggplants

Step 2

Eggplant parmesan

In a large saucepan, heat up some olive oil and sauté onion and garlic over medium heat for approx. 5 – 7 min. until translucent. Add tomato paste and continue to sauté for an additional 1 – 2 min.

large saucepan

1 tbsp tomato paste / olive oil

Step 3

Eggplant parmesan

Add tomatoes to saucepan and bring to a simmer.

750 g canned tomatoes

Step 4

Eggplant parmesan

Add salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and rosemary to tomato sauce. Allow to simmer for approx. 10 – 15 min.

salt / pepper

Step 5

Eggplant parmesan

In a frying pan, heat up some olive oil over medium heat. Sauté eggplant for approx. 2 – 3 min. per side. Set aside.

frying pan

Step 6

Eggplant parmesan

Cut mozzarella into slices approximately as thin as eggplant.

cutting board, knife

500 g mozzarella

Step 7

Eggplant parmesan

In a baking dish, create two separate layers of eggplant, mozzarella, and tomato sauce.

baking dish

Step 8

Eggplant parmesan

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Top off dish with basil and Parmesan. Transfer to oven and bake for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and enjoy warm!

oven

100 g Parmesan