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.
- 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
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.