Stuffed Parmesan Eggplant
sweet onion (chopped)
fresh thyme (chopped)
small tomato (chopped)
large eggs, lightly beaten
cupped basil (freshly chopped)
mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Italian seasoned panko
1 1/2 cup
pasta (any kind)
mozzarella cheese (fresh and torn to pieces)
ounces of Parmesan cheese (this would normally amount to ½ cup)
small basil leaves (fresh)
How to Make Stuffed Parmesan Eggplant
- Before you start with the preparations preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
- Meanwhile peel the eggplants into 1-inch strips lengthwise, using a peeler. Cut the eggplant pulp in a crosshatch pattern, make sure to not cut through the skin. Dip a brush, developed for baking purposes, in canola oil and then place it in a 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Bake the eggplant strips in the oven for 40 minutes.
- Take out the eggplants and remove their pulp using a melon baller whilst leaving a ½ inch shell in place. Then roughly chop up the pulp and place that in a medium-sized bowl.
- In a small skillet heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add onions to the skillet as you cook and stir it occasionally till it becomes tender, this should take you 5 to 6 minutes. Add the thyme, garlic, and salt, to taste, to the skillet and cook for 1 minute, stir the mixture continuously.
- To the eggplant pulp, add the onion mixture, chopped tomato, eggs, shredded mozzarella, and ½ cup of breadcrumbs. With a cooking spray coat a 13 by 9-inch baking dish and place the eggplant shells. Distribute the tomato mixture evenly amongst the eggplant shells. Top the dish with the pasta sauce and ¼ cup breadcrumbs. Sprinkle both the cheeses on top.
- Bake the eggplants in the oven for 40 minutes, till you see the cheese melt and brown. Lastly, top the eggplants with basil leaves.
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