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Microwave Eggplant Parmesan

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Ingredients
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Canned tomato sauce 15 Ounce (1 can)
  Brown sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Oregano leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Eggplant slices 8 , unpeeled (Medium-Sized, 3/4-inch thick)
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mozzarella cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated, divided
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
Directions

MAKING
1) Into a 1 to 1 1/2-quart casserole, add in the chopped onion and butter. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes or till the onions become soft.
2) Add in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, oregano and pepper. Cover once again and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.
3) Give the mixture a stir. Microwave on MEDIUM for about 7 minutes till the flavors blend together well. Stir once halfway through the cook time.
4) Keep the sauce aside.
5) Into a bowl, add in the milk and egg. Mix well.
6) Dip the eggplant slices in egg mixture and dredge them in a plateful of bread crumbs.
7) Arrange the eggplant slices in a 12X8-inch dish in a single file. Let the slices overlap each other. Cover the dish with wax paper.
8) Microwave on HIGH for 15 minutes or till the skin of the eggplant becomes soft. Halfway between rotate the dish 1/2 turn.
9) Sprinkle 3/4 the amount of mozzarella cheese on top of the eggplant.
10) Pour the prepared tomato sauce over the eggplant. Top it with the remaining cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes till the cheese has melted.

SERVING
11) Serve the Eggplant Parmesan hot garnished with fresh parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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