Mama Bruce's Eggplant Parmesan

Mama Bruce's Eggplant Parmesan
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Eggplant Parmesan

Jane Bruce

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant parmesan was a staple in my house growing up. I've always known I could never make it as good as my mother because, well, can anyone ever make anything as good as their own mother?  Nevertheless, I make eggplant parmesan because I love it. Even if it didn't come from the kitchen of my childhood, it's delicious.

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6
Servings
453
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • eggplants, cut in 1/4-inch rounds
  • 5  cups  tomato sauce*
  • egg
  • 2  tablespoons  water
  • 1/2  cup  flour
  • 1  cup  breadcrumbs
  • 8  ounces  mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2  cup  parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a 9-by-12-inch baking dish, spread the tomato sauce evenly across the bottom of the pan.

Combine the egg and water together in a bowl. Then, to bread the eggplant, coat both sides with flour, followed by the water and egg mixture, and then the breadcrumbs. Lay a few slices of eggplant on top of the sauce. Cover the eggplant layer with some of the mozzarella. Layer more sauce on top of the cheese and repeat for 3 layers, or until your ingredients run out. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top to finish. Place the dish in the oven and let bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is slightly browned.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
32g
36%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
71g
55%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
67µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
28mg
37%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
114mg
11%
Choline, total
33mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
298mg
43%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
2701mg
100%
Water
129g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Eggplant Parmesan Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Eggplant Parmesan Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients.Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.