Crispy Baked Eggplant with Hot Tomato Sauce

    Crispy Baked Eggplant with Hot Tomato Sauce

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    35min


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    This recipe is a take on an eggplant parmigiana, crispy and delicious. You can even serve the eggplant slices like miniature pizzas.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
    • 1 pinch salt to taste
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1/2 cup (60g) grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 cup wheat germ
    • 2 cups Napolitana pasta sauce
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 cup (125g) grated mozzarella cheese

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. Sprinkle the eggplant slices with a little salt on each side. Place onto a baking tray and set aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes blot with paper towels to remove the moisture that has accumulated. Meanwhile, beat the eggs and milk together in a mixing bowl; set aside. Mix the Parmesan cheese and wheat germ until evenly combined; set aside.
    3. Dip the dried eggplant slices into the egg, allow excess egg to drip off, then press into the Parmesan cheese mixture until coated on both sides. Gently shake off any excess Parmesan cheese and place the eggplant slices onto a baking tray. Repeat with remaining eggplant slices.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until tender and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. While the eggplant slices are baking, cook and stir the pasta sauce and cayenne pepper in a saucepan over medium heat until hot. When the eggplant is done pour the sauce over top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese to serve.

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