The Incredible Hulk's Eggplant

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The Incredible Hulk's Eggplant
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
886
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

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 2 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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
64g
98%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
25g
100%
Cholesterol
209mg
70%
Protein
39g
78%
Carbs
40g
13%
Vitamin A
343µg
38%
Vitamin B12
1µg
21%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
23%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
7mg
36%
Vitamin K
43µg
53%
Calcium
820mg
82%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
80µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
118µg
29%
Folic acid
22µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
82mg
21%
Monounsaturated
30g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
34%
Phosphorus
661mg
94%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
888mg
25%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
43.7%
Sodium
1338mg
56%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
25.2%
Zinc
4mg
28%

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