Mama Bruce's Eggplant Parmesan

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Mama Bruce's Eggplant Parmesan
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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Ready in
1 h
6
Servings
371
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants, cut in 1/4-inch rounds
  • 5 cups tomato sauce*
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
22%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Protein
20g
40%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
152µg
17%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.6%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
21.2%
Vitamin C
18mg
31%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
14µg
18%
Calcium
413mg
41%
Fiber
10g
39%
Folate (food)
73µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
98µg
24%
Folic acid
15µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
79mg
20%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
375mg
54%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1118mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
26.1%
Sodium
1512mg
63%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.3%
Zinc
2mg
16%