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
318
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
87µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
36mg
48%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
120mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
66µg
17%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
228mg
33%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
582mg
39%
Water
168g
6%
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.