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Portobello and Eggplant Schnitzel

Everyone loves Oktoberfest, even vegetarians. This portobello and eggplant schnitzel is perfect to serve at your...

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Everyone loves Oktoberfest, even vegetarians. This portobello and eggplant schnitzel is perfect to serve at your Oktoberfest for your vegetable-loving guests.

Ingredients

For the schnitzel:

  • 1 Cup nonfat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Cups Italian-seasoned panko
  • 8 large portobello mushrooms, stemmed
  • 2 medium-sized eggplants, sliced into half inch rounds

For the lemon-caper sauce:

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Teaspoons capers
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Lemon slices and parsley sprigs for garnish

Directions

For the schnitzel:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.

Whisk together milk and egg in wide bowl. Spread panko on large plate. Dip mushrooms and eggplant slices into milk mixture, then coat slices with panko. Shake off excess panko and set on prepared baking sheet. Spray vegetables with cooking spray and bake 10 minutes. Flip vegetables, spray with cooking spray, and bake 10 to 15 minutes more, or until vegetables are tender and panko is dark golden brown. Set aside.

For the lemon-caper sauce:

Melt butter in saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until butter begins to brown. Stir in oil and capers, and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and parsley.

To serve: Stack 1 mushroom and several eggplant rounds on each plate; drizzle with lemon-caper sauce, and garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving218
Total Fat11g17%
Sugar10gN/A
Saturated4g19%
Cholesterol35mg12%
Protein7g14%
Carbs25g8%
Vitamin A94µg10%
Vitamin B120.2µg4%
Vitamin B60.3mg16%
Vitamin C7mg11%
Vitamin D0.9µg0.2%
Vitamin E1mg7%
Vitamin K24µg30%
Calcium114mg11%
Fiber6g25%
Folate (food)71µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)71µg18%
Iron1mg6%
Magnesium25mg6%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)6mg32%
Phosphorus208mg30%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium823mg24%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg16.7%
Sodium82mg3%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.4%
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc1mg7%