Eggplant Parmigiana (Mario Batali) Recipe

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Eggplant Parmigiana (Mario Batali)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Using some extra-virgin olive oil, oil a baking sheet.
  3. Slice each eggplant into 6 pieces about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. Lightly season each disk with salt and pepper and place on the oiled sheet. Bake the eggplant at 450 degrees F until the slices begin turning deep brown on top, about 12-15 minutes. Remove the eggplants from the oven. Remove the slices from the baking sheet and place them on a plate to cool.
  4. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F. In an 8 by 12-inch brownie pan, place the 4 largest eggplant slice evenly spaced apart. Over each slice, spread 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and sprinkle with a teaspoon of basil. Place one slice of mozzarella over each and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon grated Parmigiano. Place the smaller slices of eggplant over each of the disks and repeat with tomato sauce, basil, and the 2 cheeses. Repeat the layering again until all the ingredients are used.
  5. Sprinkle the toasted bread crumbs over the top of the eggplant dish, and bake uncovered until the cheese is melts and the tops turn light brown, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
  6. Tomato Sauce:
  7. In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the thyme and carrot and cook 5 minutes more, until the carrot is quite soft. Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring often. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until as thick as hot cereal. Season with salt and serve. This sauce holds 1 week in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.
  8. Yield: 4 cups
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 616.54 Kcal (2581 kJ)
Calories from fat 209.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.28g 36%
Cholesterol 47.03mg 16%
Sodium 3030.07mg 126%
Potassium 1108.79mg 24%
Total Carbs 52.65g 18%
Sugars 23.32g 93%
Dietary Fiber 12.96g 52%
Protein 50.95g 102%
Vitamin C 17.2mg 29%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 1192.6mg 119%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 114.92 Kcal (481 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.34g 36%
Cholesterol 8.77mg 16%
Sodium 564.8mg 126%
Potassium 206.68mg 24%
Total Carbs 9.81g 18%
Sugars 4.35g 93%
Dietary Fiber 2.41g 52%
Protein 9.5g 102%
Vitamin C 3.2mg 29%
Iron 0.8mg 23%
Calcium 222.3mg 119%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.5
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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