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Eggplant??

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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Any recipe suggestions.  I don't LOVE egg plant but my hubby  likes it and I would like to do more with it.  BUT WHAT??

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by on Jan. 31, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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AgentBrez
by on Feb. 1, 2011 at 6:55 PM

the only way i have ever eaten eggplant is eggplant parm, which of course is breaded, fried and covered in tomato sauce and cheese. eggplant is the 1 food my husband will not eat and its not one of my favorites so ive never had to worry about cooking it. sorry i cant be more help.

Robin625
by on Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:23 PM

You can still have eggplant parm.  Instead of frying the eggplant, bake it in the oven.  Use reduced fat cheeses, or skim milk mozzarella.  Here's a WW recipe.  It's 4 points for 4 servings:-

PointsPlus™ Value:    4
Servings:  4
Preparation Time:  15 min
Cooking Time:  35 min
Level of Difficulty:  Moderate
 
We slimmed down this fattening favorite. Baking the eggplant gives the dish a crispy texture without the fat that comes from frying.

Ingredients

 
  1 spray(s) cooking spray   
  1/3 cup(s) seasoned bread crumbs, Italian-style   
  1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese   
  1 tsp italian seasoning   
  1/4 tsp garlic powder   
  1 medium raw eggplant   
  2 large egg white(s), lightly beaten   
  1 1/2 cup(s) canned tomato sauce   
  1/2 cup(s) (shredded) part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded   

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 X 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in a medium-size bowl; set aside. Remove skin from eggplant and trim off ends; slice eggplant into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  • Dip eggplant first into egg whites and then into bread crumb mixture. Bake eggplant on a nonstick cookie sheet until lightly browned, about 20 to 25 minutes, flipping once.
  • Place a layer of eggplant on bottom of prepared baking dish, then add 1/3 of tomato sauce and 1/3 of mozzarella cheese. Repeat with 2 more layers in same order. Bake until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling, about 10 minutes more. Slice into 4 pieces and serve.
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