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35 mins (prep 15, cooking 20)
9 ingredients
4 servings
I think that the first time I ever made eggplant parmigiana was in 1979. Back then, it was the "typical pizza parlor" dish with eggplant fried in vegetable oil and then covered with that Polly-O mozzarella cheese "stuff" that was wrapped in plastic and tasted as such, dusted with Parmigiano "cheese" that had the consistency of baby powder from a can that looked (and tasted) like something you would dust on your feet after a work-out and shower. The sauce was....well, it was. Oh, how times have changed, and changed, and changed again. As I look back, I realize that was a long, long time ago. Since then, I've explored and made cuisines from all over the world. But getting back on track and a blast from the past and recent past and more recently, I made eggplant parmigiana. Yes, I made eggplant parmigiana. Not a typo. I think the first time I made this "nuvo" recipe was during a major snowstorm in early 2010. And that was the first time I made eggplant parmigiana since 1979. And I liked it. Probably because it's not the typical fried eggplant smothered in plastic and/or powdered cheese. The eggplant is baked instead of fried. I use low-fat mozzarella cheese and panko in lieu of bread crumbs. I adapted this recipe from Mario Batali's cookbook, Molto Italiano, 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home. About a week ago, after purchasing a beautiful white eggplant, I decided to revisit the recipe and make a "white and purple" eggplant parmigiana. No plastic or baby powder in this one. It was very good, tasty and light.

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Serving Size (275.46 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 629.0 Calories from Fat 399.87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44.43g 273.42%
Saturated Fat 8.43g 168.54%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 2.37mg 3.15%
Sodium 1345.64mg 224.27%
Total Carbohydrate 43.0g 57.34%
Dietary Fiber 2.53 g 40.46%
Sugars 34.1 g %
Protein 16.03g 128.22%
Vitamin A 2421.34IU% Vitamin C 2.48mg%
Calcium 762.41mg% Iron 2.07mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white, salt and pepper, fresh, freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese