Lets have a meatless monday, shall we?
Food and the City has never seen a meatless monday post. Or maybe it has? Maybe an unintentional meatless monday? I dunno. Probably.
But - today is monday and today, we're going meatless.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 vegetable oil
2 cup prepared tomato sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
fresh basil for garnish
preheat oven to 400.
peel your eggplant, then slice it into 1 - 1 1/2 inch slices. sprinkle with salt to draw out any extra water, then let them sit on a paper towel for about 20 minutes.
pat dry your eggplant slices, then heat up your vegetable oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. in a shallow dish add your breadcrumbs, then your eggs to another. dip each slice into egg and then coat in breadcrumbs until all slices have been covered.
add each eggplant slice to the oil, working in batches if you have to, and cook until each side is golden brown. blot any excess oil with a paper towel.
to the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish, spread 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. lay down half of the amount of eggplant slices, then scoop on another 1/2 cup of sauce. sprinkle on 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese then garnish with some fresh basil.
for the top layer, lay down the rest of your eggplant slices then top with remaining sauce and remaining cheese. garnish with basil.
bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
enjoy! xo M