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All About Eggplants

  • A bit of basic information that you need to know

Eggplant – Basic Preparation

  • Many of the steps are repeated in all of below recipes

Grandpa’s Eggplant Parmigiana

2016-03-25 17.50.11 Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant – peeled and cut into 1/4 inch (or thinner) slices
  • Marinara sauce
  • Ricotta cheese *
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Sliced Provalone or Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 onion (finely diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves – sliced paper thin
  • 1/4 CU coarsely chopped fresh basil

    * Traditionally, Parmesan recipes also use Ricota cheese.Check out for our recipe on making your own homemade cheese. This does not have the exact taste of Ricotta, but we like it better. The main thing is that it does not melt, and it is fun and real easy to make.

    1. Peel eggplant
    2. Place sliced eggplant on wire rack over top of the sink
    3. Sprinkle both sides liberally with salt
    4. Let rest 30 minutes
    5. Rinse slices very well or the final dish will be too salty
    6. Pat slices dry and dredge in flour/paprika mixture
    7. Fry in 2 TBL EVOO @ 350º until browned, but not completely cooked – about 3 minutes for each side
    8. Set on a paper towel or newspaper to drain
  1. Spread 2 TBL marinara over bottom of a baking ramekin
  2. Place one of the slices in the ramekin
  3. Spread with 2 TBL marinara2016-03-25 18.11.30
  4. Sprinkle with a bit of shredded cheeses
  5. Place other slice on the cheese
  6. Spread more marinara
  7. Put sliced Provalone over top of marinara
  8. Sprinkle with garlic and onion
  9. Sprinkle with a bit more cheese
  10. Repeat until slices are gone
  11. Drizzle with a bit of EVOO
  12. Put 2-3 toothpicks in so it doesn’t slide apart
  13. Cover and bake at 350º for about 15 minutes
  14. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes
  15. Top with shreds of Parmesan and a few chiffonades of basil
  16. Serve with Italian bread


Stuffed Eggplant Rollups

  • Eggplant rollups with Marinara Sauce

Eggplant or Zucchini Rolls

  • Similar to the above recipe, but individual gnoshes

Avocado and Eggplant Velouté (soup)

  • A blend of eggplant, onion, garlic, and other spices

Claudette’s Fried Eggplant

  • An Eggplant Parm by one of our friends

Pasta Shells Stuffed with Eggplant

  • A flavorful pulp piped into shells, then topped and baked

Crispy Panko Eggplant

  • Seasoned with Tomato, Provalone and Basil

Lebanese Eggplant Moussaka

  • A regional favorite

Eggplant and Zucchini

  • A recipe from Lidia’s Italy

BBQ Eggplant

  • A vegetarian option to BBQ Steak

Eggplant (Fagotini/Mantzani) Massimo Orman/Milianzani

  • A nice vegetarian recipe

Eggplant Relish

  • Great for serving with Pita Chips

Eggplant Lasagna with Meat Sauce

  • This recipe is good as stated, but you can eliminate the meat if you wish.

Eggplant Ravioli in Tomato Soup

  • A recipe by Chef Gabe Bertaccini on AZ Family

Eggplant (Fagotini/Mantzani)

  • Similar to other recipes but with a few twists

Eggplant Rollatini

A submission from AllRecipes

Tossed Eggplant

  • A great side for chicken or beef

Eggplant Babaganoush

  • One of the first ways Eggplant was ever prepared

Garden Skillet Supper

  • Featuring our good friend “The Eggplant”

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