Eggplant ParmesanSubmitted by: THEWINEGUY
IntroductionA low cal comfort food A low cal comfort food
3 Whole Eggplants (sliced into 1/4 in. slices)
7 garlic cloves (diced)
2 med Onions (chopped)
1 cup tomato sauce
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 large can crushed tomatos
1/2 tsp dry oregano
1/2 tsp dry basil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
2 tsp sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup non-fat milk
1.5 cups italian bread crums
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
lay slices between papper towels while making sauce.
Chop Onions and dice garlic and sweat at low heat with a pinch of salt until translucent.
Add basil, oregano, crushed red pepper, tomato sauce, crushed tomatos, tomato paste and sugar and Simmer for a half hour.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
Mix Bread crums and 1/2 a cup of paresan cheese
Wisk milk and egg together for batter.
dip each eggplant slice in batter then bread crums and lay on a flat counter.
brown eggplant in single layers on baking tray with a little olive oil spray in a 425 degree oven(about 10 min each side)
Repeat until all the eggplant has been browned.
drop oven temp to 375
add any salt and pepper to tomato sauce (to taste)
mix remaining cheese together
arange 1 layer of the eggplant slices in the bottom of a large cassarol dish top with a layer of tomato sauce and 1/3 of the cheese.
Repeat 2 more times.
Bake in the oven at 375 for 1/2 hour utill top layer of cheese has browned.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THEWINEGUY.
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Thought this dish was great! I sub. the sugar with splenda. To answer Sheztherunner, the sugar is used to counter act the tartness when you are making your own sauce(not bottled). I also added a bit more basil just 'cause I'm a basil freak. The whole family loved your yummy recipe. Thanks! - 10/16/07
I made this and it is OK. I needed to brown more in my oven. It may be my oven. I used one large eggplant and it is enough for at least 4 more meals. I also tried to brown on a rack in a cookie sheet . It did not work. Made with whole wheat pasta. Not sure if I will make again. - 1/14/11
I'm italian and you DO NOT have to use sugar in tomato sauce. Sometimes I'll scoop out the little flesh that develops at the top of the sauce when it's simmering, b/c that stuff tastes a little bitter. In most part of italy, not counting sicily, sugar is not used in tomato sauce ever. - 6/5/09