True Italian Vegetarian

Whoever said vegetables had to be good for you was not Italian

More cheese never hurts either.

Eggplant Parmesan

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • 1 qt marinara sauce
  • 3 cups white flour
  • roughly 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 cup wine
  • Salt/pepper

Cut eggplant into 1/8″ thick slices. Sprinkle with salt and layer in a colander. Press some weight on them and let sit for 30 minutes. Pour 1 cup flour in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix remaining cups flour with oregano, salt and pepper. Beat first two eggs with wine. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Dredge each slice in flour, then egg then the flour mixed with herbs and pan fry until golden on both sides. Drain and continue until all slices are battered. In a large baking dish layer marinara, then slices of eggplant, then a dusting of Romano then layering of mozzarella and topped with marinara. Repeat until done. Top with remaining Romano and mozzarella coated in marinara. Bake in a 365 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.

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32 Responses to True Italian Vegetarian

  1. Yum. Looks scrumptious.

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    I’m not an eggplant eater but I love spinach and mushrooms in my veggie lasagna. This one looks very tasty.

  3. Kristy says:

    Oh…this is my favorite meal. Well, one of them. I just love eggplant parm. Now I’m going to have to have it soon. You put it in my head and it won’t go away unless I eat some soon. 😉

  4. This is one of my favourite dishes, so you’re preaching to the converted! Looks great.

  5. Maureen says:

    I love this stuff. I will have to make it because now I can’t stop thinking about it. Yours looks SO good.

  6. Eva says:

    Ive got this recipe slated for August 8 or 10! But a slightly healthier version. All that mozzarella is absolutely gluttoness!

  7. Scrumptious!
    🙂 Mandy

  8. Meenakshi says:

    Bookmarking this recipe!

  9. There are certainly vegetarians in our family. Thank you for this.

  10. sallybr says:

    ONe of my favorite dishes of all times! I sometimes bake the slices instead of frying, but there’s something about the traditional way of making it that is super special!

  11. billpeeler says:

    I’ve just been thinking about eggplant parmesan myself recently – this looks delicious!

  12. egg me on says:

    Yowza! And I thought my zucchini lasagna last week was a “true Italian vegetarian” dish. Sadly, I was wrong. Happily, I get to drool over this.

  13. ChgoJohn says:

    I just made a version of this last week during my visit home. Your recipe sounds perfect, Greg. Add a salad and some crusty bread and you’ve got a fantastic meal.

  14. spicegirlfla says:

    Totally fabulous! I could enjoy this any day over a meat lasagna! Lasagna is not an easy dish to photograph, you did a good job cuz it’s so tempting me!!

  15. pursuitofhappieness says:

    This looks fantastic!

  16. I have never tried eggplant parm. But your’s looks lovely. I think I might have to try it!

  17. Lauren says:

    Mmm… I love a good veggie lasagna. This one looks delicious!

  18. Yes, more cheese is always better!

  19. Courtney says:

    You know, I have still yet to try eggplant parmesan… must think about this for the cooler weather because it looks so darn good!

  20. I was so relieved to find out that no noodles were harmed in the making of this dish. Looks fabulous!

  21. I’ve never liked eggplant, but I like the looks of this. Very much.

  22. This looks so delicious! When I make lasagna-type dishes they always tend to look dried out. This looks so moist and yummy!!!

  23. Carolyn Chan says:

    Another great eggplant recipe (I’m going through your site backwards so I’m referring to the Greek eggplant recipe). This one looks ever-so-slightly more satisfying 🙂

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  25. petit4chocolatier says:

    Looks incredible. Love the eggplant addition!

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  28. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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