This simplified version of eggplant parmesan is a perfect weekday meal. Life is complicated enough already - why make dinner complicated when you don't have to? Sounds like something my mom must have taught me...
Red Recipe #2. Easy Eggplant Parmesan
I used to make a complicated version but discovered this last year and like it better. Kind of tricky baking instructions the first time, but easy thereafter.
1 large eggplant, peeled
4 egg whites
Parmesan cheese grated, lots
garlic powder to taste
1 c marinara sauce (can use this sauce, can add sausage or not)
mozzarella cheese as desired
Slice peeled eggplant into 1/2 inch slices.
Beat egg whites w 4 T water until foamy.
Dip eggplant into egg whites, then cover with Parmesan, pressing to cover.
Place on sprayed baking sheet and sprinkle w garlic powder and then spray the top of the eggplant.
Bake 20 min at 400 until golden brown.
Turn over and bake for 10 minutes.
Add marinara, top w mozzarella if desired.
Bake 20 more minutes until hot and bubbly.
Here’s the prepared eggplant slices going into the oven.
Eggplant ready for flip one.
Eggplant after flip one.
Eggplant now browned on both sides.
Eggplant ready to eat with browned mozzarella.
Eggplant on plate with cranberry muffin (okay they don’t go together but it was all I had)!
Do you ever get hungry for a color? Isn’t red always lurking in your head somewhere?