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Low Fat Eggplant Parmesan

October 1, 2010

I found some great baby eggplant at Costco on the weekend, they are just the right size for Eggplant Parmesan.  I use this low fat recipe, since once you cover it all in sauce and cheese you don’t really notice the difference.  Very similar to a traditional recipe, however I broiled it instead of frying in oil. Not quite as crispy but still very good.  This is favourite recipe of mine.  Delicious, healthy and economical – what more could a Mom want?!

If you’re using baby eggplant you’ll need about three for this recipe.  Since their skins are more tender you can leave them on if you wish.

Low Fat Eggplant Parmesan

1 eggplant, sliced thinly and peeled
2 eggs, beaten
italian breadcrumbs (varies, about 1.5 cups)
tomato sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese or to taste

Dredge eggplant slices through egg, then coat in breadcrumbs. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. Broil 3-6 min per side, until brown.

In a shallow pan pour a thin layer of tomato sauce. Add a single layer of the broiled eggplant slices, top with more tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Warm @ 350 F, about 10 minutes. Broil until cheese is bubbly, about 2 min.

Serve with your favourite pasta and tomato sauce.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Saga permalink
    October 1, 2010 3:11 pm

    Eggplant scare the heck out of me (I’ve had them prepared badly & they’re ultra bitter, blech!)
    but this sounds like something that would be enjoyed in our home. Thanks for sharing! :)

    • October 1, 2010 4:28 pm

      Eggplant is yummy, you should give it a try! Sprinkle it with salt and leave it in a colander in the sink for half an hour or so, then rinse well. That will remove any bitterness.

      I also made an amazing eggplant, spinach and ricotta lasagna with fresh lasagna noodles. It was so good, and the kids loved it.

  2. October 1, 2010 6:33 pm

    Eggplant is good and very nutritious. I think people must develop a taste for eggplant. Your recipe is great. I like recipes that are simple.

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