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Friday, April 5, 2013

Eggplant Casserole


I like meatless meals like this one, using eggs and cheese for protein. The longest part of preparation is frying the eggplant but it can be done ahead and then the casserole baked before serving. Makes a wonderful dish for company, especially with the Homemade Egg Noodles which also can be made ahead and drying until ready to cook. This recipe can be doubled to serve 12-14.
Eggplant Casserole
 
Ingredients:
One or more large eggplant, as needed (to double, I use three eggplants)
Three eggs, whisked
Italian-seasoned bread crumbs, 15 oz. can
Olive oil for frying
Mozzarella cheese, about ½ lb, grated
Your favorite spaghetti sauce, 48 oz. jar Prego recommended
Pasta noodles, such as linguini

Directions:
Peel and slice eggplant. Dip slices in egg and then in bread crumbs. Deep fat fry in olive oil until golden brown. Take eggplant right from frying pan and lay out in large baking pan (11 x 14”). 

When the eggplant is fried, grate cheese over all and pour spaghetti sauce over. Bake uncovered until bubbly at 350 degrees and serve with prepared pasta.

24 comments:

  1. Wow - sounds delish and easy - too of my favourite attributes in a recipe! We have a vegetarian daughter so are always figuring out something for her. Thanks for dropping by Karen!

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  2. Yummy. This is one I will keep handy.

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  3. I have never tried eggplant before.
    Dani @ Entertaining Interests
    #warriorminion

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  4. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for the recipe. I've been meaning to buy some eggplants for a change. It's amazing how much oil the eggplant drinks up. I've never tried it this way with pasta. I shall try it this way sometime. I usually layer it with potato, and Bechamel sauce, Greek style. Hope all is well with you. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Jacqueline, Wow, that sounds good! I'm pretty sure I'd love it as I enjoy any food Greek style.

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  5. That sounds delicious. I love eggplant.

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  6. seriously gotta come back and jot this one down---eggplant is my favorite food!!!!!

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  7. That sounds absolutely delicious. I know I would never take the time to cook it, but I can dream...

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Mary Montague Sikes

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  8. HI, Karen,

    What a great theme for your A-Z... haven't seen you in a while ... I hope all is well!

    I will definitely filing many of these yummy recipes for future feasts.... Thanks!

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  9. yummy... i am big fan of this idea... may need to sneak some meat into it... defeats the purpose.

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    1. Jeremy, Have it as a side dish then with your meat, you carnivore you.

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  10. Oh fab - a vege meal. Will give it a go (maybe daughters can come round - this looks like it's a big meal.)

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    1. Jo, It is wonderful left over too, just in case your daughters don't help you finish it :)

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  11. Absolutely love eggplant! This sounds great.

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  12. All your recipes sound great so far. (So THAT'S what an amber pie is...)

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  13. Eggplant is one of those neat foods that takes on the taste of what you cook it with and this combination is a winner!

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  14. Never was an eggplant fan. :( But all the rest of it sounds delish!

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  15. Eggplant is yummy, especially from my garden!

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    1. Kerri, How cool that you can grow it. I've never tried growing it in my garden. And now that we've downsized and moved away from our "garden home" looks like I won't be. But whenever I see eggplant on sale at the store I buy a few and make this.

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  16. Oh, you're doing recipes! How wonderful. You could pdf them all at the end of the month... Or I could, since I'll be saving - and probably printing - many of these! I love eggplants. And that amber pie sounds yummy too!

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    1. Deniz, These recipes and many others will all be in my upcoming recipe book!

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  17. *shudder* I am clearly in the minority here but I do not like eggplant. I do love your recipes usually though - there were lots of nice ones in Lighting Candles in the Snow.

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  18. I love eggplant! I actually never fry it though. I don't fry many things, I have trouble getting the coating to stay on.

    Carol's Notebook

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