Simplified One-Pan Eggplant Parmesan
Let’s speak eggplant (or aubergine, relying on the place you reside) parmesan: It is a scrumptious and hearty vegetarian meal however actually generally is a bit labor-intensive. So once I noticed that Lizzie Kamenetzky includes a low-lift tackle the dish in her upcoming cookbook Batch But Better (coming November 2), I knew it might shortly turn into a staple in my winter dinner rotation.
“Certainly one of my favourite dishes must be aubergine parmigiana,” she writes, “however I used to be feeling a bit lazy, and the considered frying up aubergines and making sauce was a bit greater than I felt like doing.” (My emotions precisely!) With this model, there are solely two steps, and “the oven does all of the work,” Kamenetzky assures. And as an added bonus, it is naturally gluten-free, too.
As an alternative of slicing, coating, and frying, this recipe simply requires roasting cubes of the eggplant with tomatoes and entire garlic cloves. The lengthy, sluggish roast helps with getting the eggplant to that good texture. And don’t fret, you continue to get the wonderful melty cheese a part of the dish—the recipe requires tossing on items of mozzarella in the previous few minutes of roasting.
This recipe is portioned to serve 4 however nonetheless with loads of leftovers. In her e book, Kamenetzky supplies two additional recipes for utilizing the extras: a easy pasta and mini calzones, each of which sound…fairly tasty to me.