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Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant reciepe

Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant recipe

HOW TO PREPARE EGGPLANT FOR COOKING?

Start by washing the eggplant and trimming off the green end. You can peel the skin if you like. Next, slice eggplant into 1/2″ disks. Place all disks in colander or cooling rack set over baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and let sit for at least 30 minutes. It helps to cut the bitterness of the vegetable and makes it “sweat”. You will notice little drops of moisture on the surface of the disks. Removing the moisture from the eggplant will prevent it from releasing it during cooking. You can use prepared like this eggplant in a variety of dishes.

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC PARMESAN BAKED EGGPLANT?

Prepare eggplant disks according to instructions above. Melt butter in a bowl. Mix breadcrumbs, spices and Parmesan cheese in another bowl. Dip each eggplant disk into butter first, then breading mixture. Place on aluminum foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in 400 degrees F oven for 15 minutes, then flip each disk and baked for 7 more minutes. The eggplant should be golden brown and the breading crispy.

DO YOU NEED TO PEEL EGGPLANT BEFORE BAKING?

Eggplant skin is completely edible. It’s a personal preference, just like zucchini. You can peel the skin off or leave it.

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HOW TO SERVE CRISPY BAKED EGGPLANT?

You can serve it as a side dish, next to mashed potatoes and roasted chicken or pork loin. It also makes for a great appetizer, served with dips. You can also use this baked eggplant in place of fried one when making Eggplant Parmesan. It’s easier since there is no frying required and healthier. You can also use it as a burger topping (think black bean burgers or healthy turkey burgers)!

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Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
resting time
30 mins
Total Time
38 mins
Crispy baked, not fried, eggplant with garlic Parmesan breading. A delicious way to enjoy this fall vegetable!

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggplant Parmesan, vegetables
Servings4 people
Calories312 kcal
AuthorAnna
Ingredients
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Start by preparing the eggplant: wash the eggplant and trim off the green end. You can peel the skin if you like. Next, slice eggplant into 1/2″ disks. Place all disks in colander or cooling rack set over baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and let sit for at least 30 minutes

  2. Next, melt butter in a bowl. Mix breadcrumbs, spices and Parmesan cheese in another bowl.

  3. Dip each eggplant disk into butter first, then breading mixture. Place on aluminum foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake in 400 degrees F oven for 15 minutes, then flip each disk and baked for 7 more minutes. The eggplant should be golden brown and the breading crispy.
  5. Serve as side dish, appetizer or use in eggplant Parmesan.

Recipe Notes

Eggplant skin is completely edible. It’s a personal preference, just like zucchini. You can peel the skin off or leave it.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 660IU13%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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