Stove Top Eggplant Parmigiana

Secondo - Main Course

Yield: Serves 6-7

Ingredients:

2 Eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch thick round slices, you will need 21 slices total

Botticelli Olive Oil for frying

1 Jar Botticelli Marinara Sauce

1 Cup Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, plus extra for sprinkling

8 oz Fresh Mozzarella, shredded

1/2 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves

Method:

Put a large saute pan over a medium-high flame and heat the olive oil. Fry the egglplant slices in batches until slightly browned, about 2-3 minutes per batch. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Set aside. 

In another large saute pan with a lid add about half the sauce to the bottom. Add a layer of eggplant slices to the pan and spoon a bit of sauce over each slice. Top with a bit of mozzarella and a teaspoon of parmigiano cheese.  repeat twice more. Cover the pan and cook over low flame for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with basil leaves and serve. 

 

Courtesy of Cooking with Nonna



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