Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Baked Eggplant Parmesan sandwich

In my house my husband eat eggplant only two ways, one is eggplant bhurtha and another is this sandwich. He also love to cook and eat so we try so many ways to make  eggplant so it stays crunchy even after with cheese and sauce. Finally I discovered the best way to cook it. Eggplant skin is bitter so first of all you have to remove its skin. Traditionally it's dip in egg and then AP flour mix and again egg and then in breadcrumbs then deep fry it. We want to avoid deep frying and eggs altogether so I used buttermilk mixture and breadcrumbs only. You can use egg mixture and deep fry it or my way and deep fry it too. But I like to bake it so it stays crunchy. You can serve this as a meal. so lets get back to recipe

2 black big eggplants (cut in circle) don't take it seeds part, remove skin
4 long breads (i use whole wheat)
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup buttermilk (you can make it at home , mixing milk and yogurt
salt and pepper to taste in both buttermilk and breadcrumbs
1 jar marinara sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese
6-7 cloves of garlic (thinly sliced)
2 spring onions (finely chopped)

Preheat oven at 350 F.
Wash and cut eggplants in circle.
Take two bowls , in one bowl put bread crumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper and in another buttermilk, seasoned it too.
Dip eggplant first in buttermilk and then in bread crumbs. Make sure you use one hand for wet mix and another for dry so both bowls stay clean.
buttermilk, breadcrumbs and eggplant

Put them in baking dish which is already spray.
Ready to go in the oven

cook in in the oven for 15 minutes , turning in the middle to cook on both sides. take out from the oven and leave it aside.
cooked eggplants slices

To assemble sandwich, take one bread put 2-3 big tbsp marinara sauce on bread, then put eggplant slices on  it, put generous amount of cheese on it, sprinkle garlic and green onion in it. Put it in aluminium foil and baked it in the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.  CAUTION : the inside of the sandwich will be very hot so eat it very carefully. 

You can make this on casserole too instead of sandwich, first sauce then breaded eggplant, cheese, layered it and top it with mozzrella cheese, cook till cheese melt and serve hot with a side of garlic oil infused speghetti.
Eggplant Parmesan

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  1. Love this healthy version of Egg plant parmesan.. Nice Sandwich..

  2. delicious and innovative sandwich..

  3. i have never thought egg-plant can be incorporated in it

  4. love the crips,healthy and yummy,never tired baking

  5. egg plant sandwich is very new to me..super recipe..

  6. Looks yummy and tempting...innovative...loved it.

  7. i am brinjal lover :) i can die for brinjal :) lovely one

  8. looks tempting , nice one
    thanks for linking

  9. Very unique & mouthwatering!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. Sandwich is so tempting,quite new to me.
    Sai Padma Priya

  12. looks great. i have always made eggplant parmesan with that ur recipe is without egg. will try for sure.

  13. Delicious eggplant parmesan, sandwich, thanks for sending to >Favorite recipes: Non Indian food

  14. That's a very healthy sandwich dear,yummm:)

  15. very healthy and delicious way to cook eggplant :)

  16. Oh yeah! I love eggplant and especially breaded either Parmigiana style or in a sandwich like this! The only way my children will eat eggplant.
    Yours look delicious.


  17. Wow....innovative..... Looks yummy ...:-)

  18. wow yummy and new version of sandwich

  19. can eggplant be so delicious!!!!! super tempting sandwich!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  20. This super healthy sandwich looks so yum!

  21. That looks soo soo delicious!! Yummmm :)

  22. never thought of putting eggplant in my sandwich!! looks yum

  23. eggplant in a sandwich is a new idea.sounds delicious and healthy...
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