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Delicious Low Carb Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

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Eggplant Parmesan Supreme (And Other Eggplant Recipes!)

Eggplant Parmesan Supreme is one of my absolute favorite dishes! This version avoids the flour that most recipes of Eggplant Parmesan require, therefore creating a lower carb and gluten-free dish. But this Eggplant Parmesan recipe is anything but lower in taste! Why? Instead of coating the eggplant in flour, I coat it in flavorful Parmesan cheese! You really have to try it to believe it!

The flavors of the Parmesan cheese, spaghetti sauce, and eggplant blend so delightfully together! Mmmmm.....!


Eggplant Parmesan Supreme Recipe

- Easy illustrated step by step directions for Eggplant Parmesan

Note: Printable directions can be found farther down the page!

Ingredients:

1 large eggplant

1 five oz tub of finely grated Parmesan cheese

2 eggs

Additional shredded, grated, or shaved Parmesan cheese (3 to 4 ozs)

2 cups of mozzarella cheese

1 44 oz jar spaghetti sauce or homemade spaghetti sauce

Olive oil or other oil for cooking the eggplant


Step 1: Wash and cut the eggplant into 1/4 in thick slices.

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Dip the sliced eggplant in egg and then into grated parmesan cheese.

If necessary, use the back of a spoon to press the cheese onto both sides of the eggplant. Place the egg and cheese covered slice of eggplant into a 3rd empty container. It's fine to stack the cheese covered slices of eggplant in the container. Repeat the process with the remaining slices of eggplant.

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Each slice should look something like this.

Step 2: When all of the slices are covered in egg and cheese, cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.

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Step 3: Grease a 13 by 9 inch casserole dish and set aside. Preheat the over to 350 F.

Drizzle a little olive oil on a skillet. Cook the eggplant on medium heat in the skillet..

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When the cheese on the top becomes smooth and melted, and the bottom turns a golden brown, flip the slices of eggplant over and cook the second side until it's golden brown.

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As each slice finishes cooking, place it in the greased casserole dish.


Step 4: On top of the first layer of eggplant, place a layer of spaghetti sauce, followed by a layer of mozzarella. Top this with more eggplant as it becomes ready. Continue making layers of eggplant, sauce, and mozzarella until you've used all of the eggplant. It's fine if the top layer of eggplant isn't enough to cover the whole casserole. On the very top, add a layer of Parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.

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Layer: eggplant, sauce, and mozzarella,
ending with a layer of Parmesan cheese on the top.
Bake for 35 minutes.

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Eggplant Parmesan Supreme with Salad

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Love Eggplant?

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 five oz tub of finely grated parmesan cheese*
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 44 oz jar spaghetti sauce or homemade spaghetti sauce*
  • Additional shredded or grated parmesan cheese (3 to 4 oz)
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut the eggplant into 1/4 in thick slices. Select two bowls or storage containers that are fairly shallow and only a little bigger than the slices of eggplant. Put the finely grated Parmesan cheese into one of these containers. Crack the eggs into the other container, and beat them gently with a fork. You'll need a larger bowl, storage container, or dish to place the eggplant slices in once they have been dipped. (The container needs to be one that can fit into your refrigerator.) Use a fork to dip the first slice of eggplant into the egg, making sure to turn the eggplant over so that it becomes completely covered in egg, Next, dip the egg-covered slice of eggplant into the Parmesan cheese. Use the back of a spoon to gently press the Parmesan cheese onto both sides of the eggplant. Place the egg and cheese covered slice of eggplant into the 3rd empty container. Repeat the process with the remaining slices of eggplant. When all of the slices are covered in egg and cheese, cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  2. Grease a 13 by 9 inch casserole dish and set aside. Preheat the over to 350 F. Drizzle a little olive oil on a skillet. Cook the eggplant slices on medium heat. When the cheese on the top becomes smooth and melted, and the bottom turns a golden brown, flip the slices of eggplant over and cook the second side until it's golden brown. As each slice finishes cooking, place it in the greased casserole dish. When the bottom of the casserole dish is covered, add a layer of spaghetti sauce, followed by a layer of mozzarella cheese. Continue making layers of eggplant, sauce, and mozzarella until you've used all of the eggplant. It's fine if the top layer of eggplant isn't enough to cover the whole casserole. On the very top, add a layer of Parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
  3. * Note: You might want to have extra spaghetti sauce and finely grated parmesan cheese on hand when preparing this recipe. The amount you'll need really depends upon how big your eggplant is. A larger eggplant may require a little more of each of those items. Also, the finely grated - almost powdery - parmesan cheese works MUCH better for coating the eggplant, but any kind of parmesan cheese (except moldy! ;-) ) will work for adding to the top of the casserole.

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Vegan Eggplant Recipes - All the eggplant recipes in this section are vegan! If you try one and like it, please come back and let us know in the guestbook.

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    Recipe includes: eggplant, red onion, mushrooms, olive oil, sea salt, red rice, balsamic vinegar, and your choice of greens.
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    Recipe includes: eggplant, onion, red bell pepper, cumin seeds, ground coriander, turmeric, asafetida (or garlic), diced tomatoes, ginger paste or minced ginger root, cayenne or other hot red pepper, chickpeas, parsley or cilantro and garam masala.
  • Spicy Sichuan Eggplant
    Recipe includes: Asian eggplant, vegetable stock, chili bean paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar, yellow rice wine, sugar, peanut or vegetable oil, garlic, ginger. Sichuan peppercorn, cornstarch, and scallions.
  • Mediterranean Eggplant and Barley Salad
    Recipe includes: eggplant, zucchini, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, black pepper, scallion, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne, pearl barley, vegetable broth. fresh lemon juice, garlic, sugar, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata or other brine-cured black

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Comments

Jeni on December 09, 2017:

I love this recipe and make it often. Question... Have you ever assembled put in freezer and baked it later? I'm thinking about Christmas.

Thank you!

Shawn M Hayes on April 17, 2017:

WOW WOW. So, I really appreciate this recipe. I made it exactly as described except I did sweat the eggplant with salt for close to an hour. Then I dipped it in the egg mixture followed by the freshly grated parmesan and stacked the slices in the containers. I however, put the containers in the fridge overnight. The eggplant sweated out much more and allowed me to discard much more liquid. I fried the slices until golden brown but I added garlic, oregano, and basil. Then I layered the finished pieces with sauce and cheese in the greased dish and baked in the oven at 350 for 35 min. The results were so good.

This recipe provided the main baseline for me and I was just tweaked it a little. Came out really really good!! Oh, I used two eggplants for three people and some leftovers for lunch.

DEBANGEE MANDAL from India on April 15, 2017:

Eggplants have always been my favourite.. Loved it!

JanieceTobey (author) on September 18, 2014:

Thanks for writing Cobo! You are right that in many recipes, it's necessary to sweat the eggplant with salt. I haven't found this to be true with my Low Carb Eggplant Parmeasan Recipe. This recipe works well without using the salt. Feel free to try it anyway, if you like though! Maybe some people will like it better that way. Enjoy!

Cobo on September 17, 2014:

IMHO, the eggplant needs to be sweated with salt to get the nasty taste liquid out of it. And don't make the mistake of using fresh Mozzarella. It make it watery.

Fay Favored from USA on April 01, 2014:

I haven't made this is so long I've forgotten how. Thanks Janiece. Found this on Pinterest.

Canterburybelle on January 23, 2014:

Nice collection of recipes. I love eggplant, too.

VspaBotanicals on January 14, 2014:

Thank you for giving me a new way to prepare eggplants. Looks sooooooo yummy!

seleen fouad on January 12, 2014:

pictures are great well done!!

SquidooPower on January 02, 2014:

I make a very similar recipe using nutritional yeast and it's amazing. Nice work.