Friday, April 19, 2013

Foodie Friday ~ Eggplant Mozzarella Melt

Hi Friends,

I come to you today with an eggplant recipe that is so good!!!

Yum! Yum! Yum!

I made this with a friend and it was the first time I had ever tried eggplant. Holy Moly I have been missing out! So good!


Eggplant Mozzarella Melt

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The recipe is a Martha Stewart Recipe and comes from here:


Ingredients

2 large eggs 
 
Coarse salt and ground pepper 
 
3/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs 
 
Olive oil, for baking sheet 
 
1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
 
1 loaf (8 ounces) soft Italian bread 
 
2 cups store-bought tomato sauce 
 
8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

Directions

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat eggs with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spread breadcrumbs in a pie plate or shallow bowl.

Oil a rimmed baking sheet. Dip eggplant rounds in egg, then dredge in breadcrumbs, turning to coat completely; transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake (without turning) until golden and tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, split bread lengthwise, and place cut side up on another baking sheet; press gently in centers to create a well. Layer both halves with tomato sauce, eggplant, and cheese. Bake until cheese is browned in spots, 6 to 8 minutes.

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And here is our version!

Sorry… we were out of beautiful wood planks to display it on! Haha!!

Much cheesier and so darned delish! 

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I hope you take the time to make this dish!

You will not be disappointed!

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats

5 comments:

acorn hollow said...

yummmmm we love eggplant parm and this sounds like a mini version of it. I also stir fry it with other veggies.
Cathy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks so yummy! I love eggplant!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

I bet I can get my kids to eat it this way! Thanks for sharing:)
~Lori

Prims By The Water said...

Yummy..will have to try this. Thanks for sharing! Janice

Raggedy Creations said...

sounds and looks good buuuutttt I don't know Carmen.

Felicia