Elevated Eggplant Parmesan Stack



Elevated Eggplant Parmesan Stack

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Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice the eggplants into 1/4-inch thick rounds and sprinkle with salt. Let them sit for 20 minutes to draw out moisture.
  3. Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  4. Rinse the eggplant slices and pat them dry with paper towels.
  5. Dip each eggplant slice in the breadcrumb mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  6. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the eggplant slices until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  7. In a baking dish, layer marinara sauce, fried eggplant slices, mozzarella cheese, and repeat until you’ve used all the ingredients, finishing with a layer of mozzarella cheese on top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  9. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Elevated Eggplant Parmesan Stack is a delightful twist on the classic Italian favorite. Crispy fried eggplant slices are layered with gooey mozzarella cheese and zesty marinara sauce, creating a symphony of flavors and textures that will please your taste buds. It’s a comforting dish that’s perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. With a golden cheesy topping and a hint of basil, this recipe takes eggplant parm to a whole new level.

Nutrition: Calories: 350, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 20g

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