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Parmigiana di Melanzane

Parmigiana di Melanzane


Quattro melanzane medie (4 medium size eggplants / aubergines)

Sei tazze di salsa di pomodoro (6 cups of tomato sauce)

Una manciata di basilico (a handful of basil)

Due tazze di Parmigiano grattugiato (2 cups of grated parmesan cheese)

Due mozzarelle (2 mozzarella cheeses)

Olio per friggere (oil for frying)

Sale (salt)


Slice the eggplants about 1 cm thick, spread them out on a tray in a single layer, and sprinkle them with salt to remove any bitterness. Leave them for about 1 hour, then rinse them and dry them thoroughly. In a big frying pan heat plenty of oil, fry the eggplants until they have a dark, golden color on both sides, then put them on some kitchen paper to remove the excess oil. In the meantime chop the mozzarella into small cubes, and rinse, dry and chop the basil. In a large baking dish (a Lasagna dish for example), pour a few tablespoons of tomato sauce, enough to cover the bottom. Make a layer of the fried eggplant slices, cover them with some more tomato sauce, plenty of chopped mozzarella, some basil, and 2 tablespoons of Parmigiano cheese. Repeat the layers making sure to finish off with plenty of Parmigiano to give it a nice golden crust when baked. Put the dish in a hot oven, 200 degrees C, or 400 degrees F, Gas Mark 6, for about 40 minutes.

You can also make this recipe with zucchini / courgettes, in which case it is called parmigiana di zucchini, and with carciofi (globe artichokes) which is called parmigiana di carciofi.

Hope you enjoy !

Oh, oh, I can't wait to make

Oh, oh, I can't wait to make this, dear Berit.

How big are the Mozarella cheese that you have?

It is good that you put both European and American measurements.

Beloved Andrea, are you seeing all the recipes!

I don't have any right now

I don't have any right now in the fridge but I will tell you dear Gloria.

SOS to Italian cooking crew : any of you got some mozzarella to see the weight ?

I like doing the frying with a light oil so that it is not a too heavy dish to be digested !

much much love

mozzarella is about 125

mozzarella is about 125 gr.
Berit, I love so much hear you.
With much love to all!

Pitta Angel, thanks for the

Pitta Angel, thanks for the indications !!
sweetest love to you dear ! ♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you, Berit. A very

Thank you, Berit. A very good idea to think of that recipe, though I have to say that rarely I have eaten it properly done.
Yours is surely one of the best.

we gonna try this one !

Thank you dear Berit !

We gonna try this one very soon, it sounds great !