Cheese used: Egg Cheese

Eggplant laced with Parmesan cheese and baked in freshly made pesto sauce.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1lb eggplant
  • 2teaspoons salt
  • 4tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 4ounces grated mozzarella cheese(about 1 cup)
  • 4tablespoons grated fresh parmesan cheese or 4 tablespoons romano cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven at 375°F, and oil a shallow baking pan.
  2. Cut the eggplant crosswise into 12 1/3 inch thick slices, discarding the ends.
  3. Arrange in one layer on paper towels.
  4. Sprinkle both sides of slices evenly with salt and cover with another layer of paper towels.
  5. Let eggplant stand 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse salt off, and pat dry with paper toweling.
  7. Arrange 4 eggplant slices in one layer in pan and spread each slice evenly with 1 teaspoon pesto.
  8. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons mozzarella evenly over pesto on each slice.
  9. Continue to layer remaining eggplant slices, pesto, and mozzarella in the same way.
  10. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon parmesan or romano evenly over each stack and bake in middle of oven until eggplant is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

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