The Incredible Hulk's Eggplant

The Incredible Hulk's Eggplant
Staff Writer
Lori-Michele

"Here is a great recipe for cheese lovers from 'The Incredible Hulk' and 'Celebrity Apprentice' star Lou Ferrigno. It makes for a hearty lunch or main dish.

— Jay Christian

4
Servings
184
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

This recipe was adapted from Hollywood Celebrity Recipes by Jay Christian. Visit his website to purchase the book with over 50 more recipes and great photos of the celebrities. 

Ingredients

  • medium eggplant
  • large eggs
  • 1  Cup  Italian-style breadcrumbs
  • 1/2  Cup  good olive oil
  • One  15-ounce carton ricotta cheese
  • One  14-ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • One  8-ounce package sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1  Teaspoon  Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/2  Cup  grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

 

Cut the eggplant crosswise into ½ inch slices. Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl. Dip the eggplant slices in the eggs and then into the breadcrumbs. Coat the eggplant slices completely completely and then shake off any excess crumbs.

Slowly heat half of the oil in a large skillet. Sauté the eggplant slices in pan, a layer at a time, until lightly browned on both sides, about 2 minutes each side. Drain on paper towels. Add more oil to the skillet as needed to brown the remaining eggplant slices.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In 2 small oval baking dishes, make 2 layers of the ingredients in each dish. Start with layer of eggplant, then cover with ricotta cheese, sauce, mozzarella, seasoning, and Parmesan. Each layer will have ¼ of the ingredients in it. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
42µg
6%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
14µg
16%
Calcium, Ca
286mg
29%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
188mg
27%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
752mg
50%
Water
72g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Eggplant Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Eggplant Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.