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Eggplant Parmesan

 
One serving costs about $3.1 One serving costs about $3.1

$3.10 per serving

8 people like this recipe

8 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:65%

Spoonacular Score: 65%

 

If you want to add more Mediterranean recipes to your collection, Eggplant Parmesan might be a recipe you should try. This recipe serves 4 and costs $3.1 per serving. One serving contains 824 calories, 29g of protein, and 62g of fat. This recipe from Foodista requires mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and tomato sauce. It works well as a main course. 8 people were impressed by this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 64%, which is solid. Similar recipes include Crispy Baked Eggplant Fries with Marinara Dipping Sauce (akan Eggplant Parmesan Fries!), Eggplant Parmesan, and Eggplant Parmesan.

Chianti, Trebbiano, and Verdicchio are my top picks for Eggplant Parmigiana. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. You could try Il Molino di Grace Solosangiovese Chianti Classico. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 22 dollars per bottle.

Il Molino di Grace Solosangiovese Chianti Classico

12 months between stainless steel, Slavonian oak casks, French barriques and tonneaux of second use.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
1 large
1 large eggplant
eggplant
3
3  eggs
eggs
1 cup
1 cup dried bread crumbs
dried bread crumbs
0.75 cup
0.75 cup olive oil
olive oil
0.5 cup
0.5 cup parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
0.5 pound
0.5 pound mozzarella cheese
mozzarella cheese
24 oz
24 oz canned tomato sauce
canned tomato sauce
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
2 medium
2 medium yellow onions
yellow onions
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps oregano
oregano
1 large eggplant
1 large
eggplant
3  eggs
3
eggs
1 cup dried bread crumbs
1 cup
dried bread crumbs
0.75 cup olive oil
0.75 cup
olive oil
0.5 cup parmesan cheese
0.5 cup
parmesan cheese
0.5 pound mozzarella cheese
0.5 pound
mozzarella cheese
24 oz canned tomato sauce
24 oz
canned tomato sauce
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
2 medium yellow onions
2 medium
yellow onions
0.5 tsps oregano
0.5 tsps
oregano

Equipment

oven
oven
oven
oven


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch thick rounds and salt for 30 minutes to remove water. Saute onions and garlic in a tablespoon of oil. Add tomatoes and oregano, simmer until sauce thickens slightly. Dip each eggplant slice first into eggs, then into crumbs. Saute in hot olive oil until golden brown on both sides. Place a layer of browned slices in 2 quart casserole; sprinkle with some of Parmesan, oregano and mozzarella; then cover well with some of tomato sauce. Repeat until all eggplant is used, topping last layer of sauce with several slices of mozzarella. Bake until the sauce bubbles and the cheese is melted and browned, about 30 minutes.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.10
Ingredient
1 large eggplant
3 eggs
1 cup dried bread crumbs
¾ cups olive oil
½ cups parmesan cheese
½ pounds mozzarella cheese
24 ounces canned tomato sauce
1 clove garlic
2 mediums yellow onions
½ teaspoons oregano
Price
$1.52
$0.72
$0.42
$1.93
$1.05
$3.48
$2.67
$0.07
$0.48
$0.05
$12.40

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a brand of gluten-free breadcrumbs.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • If you are concerned about BPA-linings in canned products, look for tomato products packaged in glass, as acidic foods like tomatoes are more likely to leach BPA from the lining. You might also look for low-sodium versions or the label "no salt added" to cut down on unnecessary sodium.

  • Depending on the recipe, you might be able to substitute almond meal or flaxseed for the breadcrumbs to reduce the carbohydrate content and up the nutrition. For example, almond meal works well for breading, while ground flaxseed can help with binding.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
824k Calories
28g Protein
61g Total Fat
42g Carbs
19% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
824k
41%

Fat
61g
95%

  Saturated Fat
16g
104%

Carbohydrates
42g
14%

  Sugar
16g
18%

Cholesterol
176mg
59%

Sodium
1697mg
74%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
28g
58%

Vitamin E
9mg
61%

Calcium
553mg
55%

Phosphorus
486mg
49%

Selenium
30µg
44%

Manganese
0.82mg
41%

Vitamin B2
0.63mg
37%

Vitamin K
38µg
37%

Fiber
8g
33%

Vitamin B12
1µg
31%

Potassium
1065mg
30%

Vitamin A
1427IU
29%

Vitamin B1
0.41mg
27%

Folate
104µg
26%

Iron
4mg
26%

Vitamin B6
0.46mg
23%

Zinc
3mg
23%

Vitamin C
18mg
23%

Vitamin B3
4mg
22%

Copper
0.42mg
21%

Magnesium
82mg
21%

Vitamin B5
1mg
17%

Vitamin D
0.95µg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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