Saturday, February 18, 2017

Eggplant Parmesan Modification

Eggplant parmesan is a beloved dish in our house. However we traditionally made it by slicing the eggplant very thin and frying each breaded piece which makes it not the healthiest dish!

Over time, Jim has become creative and ultimately came up with perfection. Less oil and red sauce is what he was going for since eggplant parmesan brings on acid reflux in me.
He removes the skin first, then slices the eggplant lengthwise in thick slices.  Then he dips the pieces in egg, then breadcrumbs for frying. 

After frying, each piece is laid out on a baking sheet and sprinkled with tomato sauce, cheese and fresh tomato. Then baked at 350F until cheese is beautifully browned. Then reduced balsamic is drizzled on top to taste.

What a difference! We find this to be much more delicious because you can really taste the eggplant. It is healthier and one piece is quite filling. My tummy is happier eating this versus the indulgent way we used to make it. A perfect meal with a side salad. Bonus, the leftovers heat up wonderfully in the microwave.

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

14 comments:

  1. Yes, eggplant is quite filling! I must try this with the balsamic on top :)

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  2. Yummy yum!!! I would love to have it on my plate like right now. Thx for sharing, Val. Happy weekend, dear.
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  3. I'm not a fan of aubergine (eggplant) but that does look tasty :D

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  4. Awww looks so yumy !!!
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  5. Kudos to Jim for modifying one of your favorite meals! This looks so so delicious. It would go perfectly with the spaghetti I made earlier today (meatless too) *wink*

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  6. Looks and sounds delicious! You are lucky to have a wonderful cook in your home :)

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  7. that looks so delicious! how nice to have your hubby cooking for you

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  8. Val, it looks absolutely delicious. I've had the same problems when preparing dishes. When you can't taste the food, there is a problem. Glad you two made the adjustments need. Looks delicioso!
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  9. What a great idea! Thanks Val! Balsamic Vinegar? I think that would taste so good!

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  10. Saw this on Instagram yesterday, and had to check it out. Love that you find ways to make recipes that are healthy AND taste good. Somethings that don't always go well together.

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  11. Ok now I'm hungry reading this. I need to find some eggplant stat, haha!

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  12. What a unique idea, Val, and it looks SO delicious!

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val