Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cooking challenge #1 results - Cheese. Eggplant Parmesan

Inspired by one of the best dishes we ate in Italy (that wasn't pasta, of course), we baked up one of my favourite comfort foods - eggplant parmesan. It often falls under my radar but it's SO GOOD. And easy! We basically used this recipe (by a really great food blogger): http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2012/04/the-ultimate-eggplant-parmesan.html.

1. Bake the oiled and salted eggplant slices until brown at 450°C
2. Make tomato sauce (onions, garlic, carrots, oregano, tomatoes)
3. Layer them up (eggplant, fresh mozza, eggplant, mozza, eggplant, toasted breadcrumbs, parmesan)
4. Bake at 350°C until it looks good!

We only used 1 ball of mozzarella (125g) for a dish that could serve 4 sides - with the creaminess of the eggplant, you really don't need any more and it makes a perfect gooey delicious mess.

Can't wait to see what you ladies whip up!  Hope you're having a good pre-Christmas week!!

1 comment:

  1. Your eggplant parmesan looks better than Amateur Gourmet's! Amateur Gourmet actually recently visited Google, but I missed seeing him!