Apr 21, 2008

Eggplant Parmesan with Angel Hair Pasta


I just love Italian food and Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite dishes. Lately I was browsing through some of the food blogs and I came across rbcuisines blog and I found and very easy and delicious recipe of Eggplant Parmesan. I made this recipe with little variation in order to avoid use of oven. I hope you all will enjoy it.

Ingredients-

Serves- 2-3 people


Angel Hair pasta- cooked according to the package instruction
Eggplant-1 medium sliced into 1/4" lengthwise pieces
All purpose flour (Maida)-3 tbsp

Breadcrumbs-for coating

Any type of cheese- ½ cup

Ready made pasta sauce-1-2 cups
Freshly crushed pepper

Salt to taste

Oil for frying


Method-
Apply salt on the eggplant pieces and leave it aside for an hour. The salt will ooze out some water from the vegetable and remove its bitterness. Now in a frying pan put 1tsp oil and lay the eggplant pieces (2-3) and cook on slow heat. Turn it other side once the first side is done (poke the eggplant slightly with spatula/spoon, if its soft its done). Cook all the pieces like this. Now, make a thin paste of the flour and water. Seasoned it with salt and crushed pepper. In another plate spread breadcrumbs. Now take each slice dip it in the flour paste properly and after that lay it on breadcrumbs. Coat both the sides with breadcrumbs properly. Now in the frying pan put around 1tbsp oil and lay the coated eggplant pieces (2-3) and cook it both the sides on very low flame(this is to avoid breadcrumbs from burning and cooking the eggplant pieces from inside).

On a plate first pour around 2tbsp of pasta sauce, spread it making a circle in the middle of the plate. Put a layer of pasta. Pour around 2tbso of pasta sauce on that. Now put the cooked eggplant pieces. Put around 1-2tbsp of pasta sauce on the eggplant pieces. Sprinkle around 1tbp of cheese, crushed pepper and some olive oil(optional) and microwave it for 2 min till the cheese melts. If you do not have microwave then in that case make layers of pasta sauce (dilute pasta sauce a bit with water in order to avoid burning and sticking it to the pan), pasta, eggplant and cheese as described earlier in a pan, cover it and cook it on very low flame so that cheese melts. Enjoy with bowl of salad :)


For breadcrumbs-
Break 2-3 breads in small pieces and roast it on medium heat till it becomes crisp and hard. Now add pepper, salt and red chili, herbs (optional) (basically any seasoning you like). Seasoning can be completely avoided if you want. This makes around 2 cups breadcrumb,s sufficient for coating eggplant pieces from 1 medium eggplant.

14 comments:

Roopa said...

that looka very tasty :) breadcrumbs recipe is interesting too, I usually just grind the bread as it is without rpasting it. I guess roasting makes it nice and crispy.

Miss Bellevue :) said...

Thanks Roopa..believe me it was tasty as hell :)Bredcrumbs I always make at home and this way I can avoid all the calories which generally outside crumbs has coz of butter n all.And you can season it with anything..

Sagari said...

what a deleciousss lookingg fooddddd , yummyyyyyyyy

Miss Bellevue :) said...

Thanks so much Sagri :)

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Roopa said...

hi sudha, congrats on the award:) Thanks for posting the logo and description on your blog, also as I have added, do list your favorite most yummy dessert/sweet and also pass on the award to four other bloggers when you get time:)

Cham said...

I love the eggplant parmesan looks gooey and delicious ur pasta. U have a nice blog!

Cynthia said...

Congrats on the Yummy Blog award! It is evident by this dish!

ranji said...

eggplant parmasan has come out really good :)..microwave method is a very good idea!!!i will try that way next time...

priyaanil said...

hey sudha...this looks yummy..I too love italian food. I am gonna try out this weekend for sure...Wow my mouth is watering :)

Keep posting ur new recipes.

KK said...

Hey priyaanil,

Thanks for the comment. Did u try this out? let me know how did u like it :)

priyaanil said...

Hey Sudha,

Yes I did try it. and we both loved it..It was yummy!!!!.Keep posting new recipes.

KK said...

Hey Priyanil thanks for the feedback n m glad tht u liked it :)Will sure post new recipes :)

Sophie said...

WOW (impressed look). Your eggplant dish looks so yummy.

Here I bought a sauce pack for Sauce for Spicy Garlic Egg-plant so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.
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