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Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant Recipe

Take a break from fried food and try this delicious baked Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant recipe. This is one of the best ways to incorporate this seasonal vegetable.

baked Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Eggplant: One big eggplant is enough;
  • Butter: For the breadcrumbs to cling onto you eggplant and keep the surface flavorful and crispy;
  • Salt: It prevents your eggplants from getting soggy by draining them from water while preparing them for baking;
  • Parmesan cheese: For that roasted cheesy taste to you crust;
  • Bread crumbs: Plain ones, panko, Italian style, or a combination of both;
  • Seasoning: Paprika, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Ingredients fo baked Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant recipe.

How to prepare eggplant for cooking?

First, rinse your eggplant and cut the ends off. If you’d like to, you can peel the skin off. Now cut it into ½ inch circles.

Lay all your circles out on a cooling rack or a colander placed over a baking pan and coat with salt, then leave it for 30 minutes. This makes your eggplants release their moisture and taste less bitter. You should have small drops of sweat all along the outside of your circles.

Drying out your eggplant ensures it doesnt let out any water while baking. These eggplants can be used for various recipes.

How to prepare eggplant for cooking?

How to make garlic Parmesan baked eggplant?

    1. Get your eggplant disks ready as shown.

    2. Put your butter in a bowl and melt.

    3. In a separate bowl, combine your parmesan, breadcrumbs, and spices.

    4. First, submerge each one of your circles in butter, then in the breading mix.

    5. Transfer to a baking pan covered in parchment paper or aluminum foil.

    6. Cook for 15 minutes in your oven at 400 F, turn them over and cook for another 7 minutes to brown them and make sure the shell is crunchy.

How to serve this dish?

These go perfectly alone with a dip or as aside to roasted chicken, pork loin, or mashed potatoes.

How to make garlic Parmesan baked eggplant?

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Do you need to peel eggplant before cooking?

You can safely eat eggplant skin, but if you can’t tolerate it, you are safe to peel it off.

Can I use egg instead of butter?

If you don’t have butter, you can use beaten eggs instead. This too makes the bread mix cling onto the eggplant disks, but the butter helps it get that crunchy exterior.

Can I use gluten-free bread crumbs?

Of course. I have tried this recipe with GF breadcrumbs and it was just as delicious.

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Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant Recipe

Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes

Take a break from fried food and try this delicious baked Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant recipe. This is one of the best ways to incorporate this seasonal vegetable.

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant
  • 6 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup of grated parmesan
  • ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Rinse your eggplant and cut the ends off. If you'd like to, you can peel the skin off. Now cut it into ½ inch circles. Lay all your circles out on a cooling rack or a colander placed over a baking pan and coat with salt, then leave it for 30 minutes.
  2. Put your butter in a bowl and melt. In a separate bowl, combine your parmesan, breadcrumbs, and spices.
  3. First, submerge each one of your circles in butter, then in the breading mix. Transfer
    to a baking pan covered in parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes in your oven at 400 F, turn them over and cook for another 7 minutes to brown them and make sure the shell is crunchy.
  5. It's perfect as an appetizer with a dip, used for eggplant parmesan, or a side dish.

Notes

  • You can safely eat eggplant skin, but if you can't tolerate it, you are safe to peel it off. For extra crunch, mix some panko into your bread mix.
  • You can make eggplant parmesan using this recipe.
  • Depending on the products you're using, the nutrients may differ. You can use a calorie counter to monitor your calories.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 315mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g

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