Eggplant parmesan is a traditional italian meal comprised of shallow or deep fried slices of eggplant layered with cheese and tomato sauce and then baked in the oven called parmigiana parmigiana di melanzane or melanzane alla parmigiana in italian the dish is thought to have originated in the southern regions of campania and sicily.

What is moussaka the epitome of greek comfort food moussaka pronounced moo sa ka rsquo a is a hearty eggplant casserole with a juicy flavor packed meat sauce nestled in and finished with a topping of rich bechamel sauce there are variations of eggplant moussaka some using additional vegetable layers including potatoes or even zucchini squash.

Erin huffstetler if you like to use eggplant to make eggplant parmesan or you enjoy eating it baked or fried blanching and freezing it in rounds is a good option heres how its done fill a large stockpot with a gallon of water add 1 2 cup of lemon juice bottled is fine then set it on high heat.

Sally vargas tips for making chicken parmesan pound the chicken thin place the chicken cutlets one at a time between two layers of plastic wrap or wax paper use a meat hammer mallet rolling pin or even a heavy empty wine bottle to pound or roll the chicken pieces to an even thickness of 1 4 to 1 2 inch.

Eggplant may not be for everyone but if you like eggplant or want to try introducing it to your family eggplant fries are a good place to start crispy on the outside and so tender on the inside they use less oil than fried versions eggplant is rich in antioxidants vitamins and minerals like vitamins c k and b6 manganese and potassium.

Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese over eggplant slices spoon bread crumb mixture over cheese broil about 1 minute or until cheese is melted and crumbs are brown top eggplant with spaghetti sauce and remaining 1 2 cup mozzarella cheese.

Top last layer of eggplant with marinara sauce mozzarella and parmesan cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes if desired remove hellip.