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Eggplant Parmesan

What you need: 

Red sauce:
olive oil, as needed
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
8-10 mushrooms, sliced
olives, sliced, to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
oregano, to taste
basil, to taste
rosemary, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste Eggplant:
1 eggplant, sliced 1/2" thick
nondairy milk, as needed (I use soy)
flour, as needed
garlic salt, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
oregano, to taste
bread crumbs, as needed
vegan parmesan or mozzarella, to taste, optional

What you do: 

1. For sauce, saute onion and bell pepper in olive oil. Add in mushrooms, olives and garlic. Cook through. Add canned tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce and herbs, to taste. Let simmer while preparing eggplant.
2. Put a fresh skillet on the fire and heat 1/4" olive oil until smoking, turn down heat. Put milk into a plate for dipping. Mix together flour, some garlic salt, pepper and oregano for dredging; this can go on a sheet of waxed paper. On a another sheet of waxed paper, spread out some bread crumbs.
3. Dip both sides of each eggplant slice into milk. Dredge in flour mixture. Dip into milk again, dredge again. Dip into milk and dredge through bread crumbs. Fry both sides in skillet, remove when done to paper towels to drain.
4. Place two or three eggplant slices on serving plate, cover with red sauce. Sprinkle with vegan mozzarella and parmesan, if desired.

Preparation Time: 
45 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4-6

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Anonymous

Loved the sauce with all the veggies in it.  Big hit with la famille.  Did not serve it on spaghetti, just straight up.  Also, for an extra step, I put the fried eggplants in a baking pan, sprinkled first mozzarella, then parmesan, on top, and baked @ 350 for 20 minutes.  It gave the sauce (and the cheeses) a chance to get to know one another.

Mmmm-good (as the little guys on the cans used to say).

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This was absolutely AMAZING!!!!!  It was my first time eating eggplant and it was so outrageously good I had to have seconds.

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This came out really really good you dont even miss the cheese!
I didnt add the bellpepper beacuse im not a huge fan of it I also didnt make the sauce I just used some cheap canned spaghetti sauce in its place and it tasted great!

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