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Eggplant Parmigiana

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Ingredients
  Onion 1 Large, chopped for 1 cup
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Vegetable oil/Olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Canned italian tomatoes 2 Pound (1 can)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 can)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano leaves 2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Eggs 2
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggplants 2 Pound, pared, and sliced 1/4 inch thick (2 medium sized ones)
  Mozzarella cheese 16 Ounce, thinly sliced (2 packages, 8 ounces each)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to (350°).

MAKING
2. Take a medium -sized saucepan and add vegetable oil or olive oil into it. Saute garlic and onions until they turn translucent. Add tomato paste, tomatoes and sugar and stir well.
3. Simmer for about 45 minutes by stirring at regular intervals and simmer for another 15 minutes.
4. As the sauce simmers, take a pie plate and slightly beat the salt and eggs. Add bread crumbs to a second pie plate. Dip eggplant slices into an egg mixture and then to crumbs to coat well.
5. Take a large frying pan and add remaining olive oil or vegetable oil into it. Brown few eggplant slices at a time by adding more oil as required. Drain.
6. Take a large baking dish measuring 13X9X2 and pour about a cup of tomato sauce into it. Top it with one third of the browned eggplant, spread 1 cup of sauce over it. Sprinkle about one third of Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses over it. Repeat the same with two more layers arranging slices of mozzarella cheese on its top.
7. Bake in the oven until the mixture turns bubbly -hot.

SERVING
8. Serve eggplant Parmigiana with a dipping sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Everyday

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