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Delecious dinner!
A very nice, simple dinner. Quite tasty too.

Posted by Kalli from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Kalli's 13 projects »
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  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, assemble your ingredients. To fill a 9 x 13 pan, you need 2 medium sized eggplants. Wash them before you start working with them. Make those babies nice and shiny.

    Note: If you plan on putting this in the oven right after you're done assembling, pre-heat your oven to 350F. Don't pre-heat your oven until you've finished Sautéing all of the eggplant. I'll remind you in that step, so don't worry.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Watch out for the stems. I had no idea they were prickly. I ended up with barbs in my hands and was picking them out for 10 minutes or so.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Go ahead and cut the top off, it's not that tasty.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start peeling, get all the skin off. You do NOT want the skin in this. It's really tough and chewy.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bad picture, but this is the bottom of the eggplant, where there's a small brown spot. Cut that out.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now for the cutting into slices. Keep in mind, when you Sauté these slices, they will get thinner. So be generous, make them a quarter of an inch thick.

    For mine, I made little slice marks before i started cutting, to try and make them all uniform.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 7
    Step 7

    Another tip to make it easier, cut the slice on the end first, then the middle. The more you have to work with when it gets down to chopping two slices apart, the less likely you are to lose a finger in the fray.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now that you've got all your eggplant chopped, you can move on.

    If you only use two eggplants, you will NOT have this much eggplant piled up, so don't be worried. When I did this, I was making two pans, instead of just one.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now you need eggs and breadcrumbs. Put them in bowls right next to each other for limited mess. Maybe put paper towels underneath them...

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 10
    Step 10

    Beat two eggs in a bowl, if you end up needing more no worries, I did.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 11
    Step 11

    Dis the eggplant slices in the egg, covering them.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 12
    Step 12

    Transfer to breadcrumb bowl, cover generously.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 13
    Step 13

    Set aside on plate like this. Get them all done before you move on.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now to Sauté it all. Use vegetable oil generously. If you don't they get too crispy. It may take some trial and error to find out how Sautéed you want them.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 15
    Step 15

    They should look like this on both sides when they're done.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 16
    Step 16

    Go ahead and pile them up. Now you're ready for assembly of the whole thing.

    Side Note: If you're cooking right away, start to pre-heat your oven to 350F now.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 17
    Step 17

    Get your 9 x 13 pan, spray it with non-stick, put spaghetti sauce in the bottom of the pan. It doesn't have to be too much, but enough to cover the bottom of the pan in a thick layer.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 18
    Step 18

    Now it's time for cheeeeeese.
    Provolone first. Layer the bottom evenly.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 19
    Step 19

    Next I put in Mozzarella.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 20
    Step 20

    Here's the fun part. Later down that baby with the eggplant pieces. Try to make it even.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 21
    Step 21

    Next cover in shredded cheeses.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 22
    Step 22

    (Optional) rip up pieces of provolone and mozzarella and throw them on top.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 23
    Step 23

    Layer with more sauce.

  • How to cook an eggplant. Eggplant Parmesan (no Meat Recipe) - Step 24
    Step 24

    Assembly finished.

  • Step 25

    Cover with foil.

  • Step 26

    Put in oven (pre-heated for 350F), set to cook for an hour.

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Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.
OMG looks hella goooooood
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Zoey ( :
Zoey ( : · London, GB · 3 projects
I made this for my family and my mom loved it!!! Really easy instructions! Thanx!
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Stormy
Stormy · 10 projects
I made this Dish last night. It was SOOO good! Im starting a recipe box so when i start a family, ill have alot of dinner ideas. This is going in it! ^^
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