Sunday, May 15, 2011

Incredible Edible Eggplant

oprah ends may 25th & we're having meatless monday tonight at our house...two things that have nothing in common except my husband will perceive the latter as the world coming to an end. so to kick things off...eggplant will be a perfect substitute! it's got a hearty, rich texture & won't make him miss meat a bit.

and if he does...we're .7 miles from mcdonald's.

{incredible edible eggplant}

ingredients {in order of use}
*serves 2
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 cup marinara sauce

1. pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. grease a baking sheet & set aside. slice eggplant into 1/4 inch medallions.

2. in a small bowl, whisk egg whites & water until foamy. place shredded parmesan cheese in another bowl & prepare to baste. dip eggplant medallions into the egg mix & then into parm-mix. for best results, press cheese into eggplant. place on baking sheet.

3. sprinkle with garlic powder {to you liking} & give the prepared sheet a spritz with your cooking spray to lightly dust eggplant medallions {this will crispy-fy things to give you that faux fried feeling!}

4. bake for 20 minutes, turn eggplant over & bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown & cooked thru. cover with 1 cup marinara sauce & bake for additional 20 minutes or until eggplant is hot, browning & bubbly!

5. top with leftover cheese & serve warm!

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