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Clinton Kelly's Eggplant Parmesan

A simple and delicious dinner dish!
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Looking for a dinner that's easy to make and delicious to eat? Try this eggplant parmesan recipe!

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  • 2 medium Eggplants (cut lengthwise)
  • 1 Jar good quality Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 lb Fresh Mozzarella (thinly sliced)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup (about 4 tablespoons) Olive oil
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    2 cups All-purpose Flour
    Salt and pepper
    5 large Eggs
    3 1/2 cups Italian Breadcrumbs
    1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
    Stir together flour, salt and pepper in a large dish. Lightly beat eggs in a second, high sided dish. Stir together breadcrumbs and 1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano in a third shallow bowl. (think of the dishes this way: F-E-B [flour, egg, breadcrumbs])
  • 2
    Olive oil [small amount, roughly 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons]
    Heat a small amount oil in a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat.
  • 3
    2 medium Eggplants, cut lengthwise
    Working with 1 slice at a time, dredge eggplant in flour, shaking off excess, then dip in egg, letting excess drip off, and dredge in breadcrumbs until evenly coated. Transfer eggplant directly to hot oil. Note: Some people salt their eggplant before dipping in the F-E-B line-up. This is your choice.
  • 4
    1 Jar good quality Tomato Sauce
    1 lb Fresh Mozzarella, thinly sliced
    2/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
    Fry eggplant 4 slices at a time, turning over once, until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes per batch. Transfer with tongs to paper towels to drain.
  • 5
    Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in bottom of a baking dish. Arrange about one third of eggplant slices in 1 layer over sauce, overlapping slightly if necessary. Cover eggplant with about one third of remaining sauce and one third of mozzarella. Continue layering with remaining eggplant, sauce, and mozzarella. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, until cheese is melted and golden and sauce is bubbling, 35 to 40 minutes. The most important thing is to have the cheese not burn.

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