I DID IT MY WAY…..##EGGPLANT PARMESAN

Many territories around the globe, winter is in its peak. However, today, in my neck of the woods, it feels like summer. Guys, the temperatures are flirting in the early eighties and the humidity is above average. Now, what the heck is going on? I’ve my so-called Floridian winter gears. Well, sweaters and jackets are on hold nearby. I guess, I’ve to abandon same.

Anyway guys, lately dear Georgie (George Foreman grill)has been my friend. Thought it was the perfect and opportune time to put it to use. Decided on an eggplant parmesan. But first, I made my home-made tomato sauce with a few plump and sweet tomatoes I had on my counter. Along with three cloves of garlic,bell pepper, diced onion, and dried seasoning below, I simmered this ‘bad boy’ to a great consistency.

HOME-MADE TOMATO SAUCE SIMMERING ON STOVETOP
HOME-MADE TOMATO SAUCE SIMMERING ON STOVE TOP

Ingredients:

MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR EGGPLANT PARMESAN
MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR EGGPLANT PARMESAN
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Onion
  • Salt/pepper
  • Bell pepper

Method:

  1. After I made tomato sauce, I set aside.
  2. Rinsed and sliced eggplant. Then, I seasoned with salt and set slices for a few minutes so as to pull out the bitter taste and to flavor.
  3. Eggplant slices were brushed with garlic flavored olive oil and placed on hot and grill that was previously sprayed with Pam oil.
    EGGPLANT SLICES READY FOR GRILL
    EGGPLANT SLICES READY FOR GRILL

    4. Eggplant slices were grilled for approximately 10 minutes.

    GRILLED EGGPLANT SLICES
    GRILLED EGGPLANT SLICES

    5. After grilling of eggplant slices, these were topped with homemade tomato sauce and sliced parmesan cheese. Then, these were placed under the broiler for approximately five minutes for cheese to melt.

    GRILLED EGGPLANT SLICES TOPPED WITH HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE/MOZZARELLA CHEESE READY FOR MELTING UNDER BROILER
    GRILLED EGGPLANT SLICES TOPPED WITH HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE/MOZZARELLA CHEESE READY FOR MELTING UNDER BROILER

    6. After cheese was melted, I garnished my eggplant parmesan with parsley (Ran out of basil).

    EGGPLANT PARMESAN
    EGGPLANT PARMESAN

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