|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||50%|
|Total Carbohydrate 36g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||29%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 6mg||28%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This eggplant Parmesan is layered and baked in the slow cooker. The eggplant is first coated with crumbs and sautéed.
This cooking method is a good alternative to the oven. It's especially good for the summertime because the slow cooker doesn't heat the kitchen up as the oven does.
Serve the eggplant with hot cooked spaghetti or other pasta, or just add a tossed salad or Caesar salad to complete the meal.
3 medium to large eggplant, peeled
2 large eggs
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
32 ounces marinara sauce
16 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded
Steps to Make It
Cut the eggplant in 1/2-inch slices; place in bowl in layers, sprinkling each layer with salt. Let stand 30 minutes to drain excess moisture; dry on paper towels.
In a shallow bowl beat the eggs with 1/3 cup water and the flour. Dip the eggplant slices in batter, letting excess drip off.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the eggplant slices in batches just until lightly browned, turning to brown both sides.
Combine seasoned breadcrumbs with the Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
In the crock pot, layer one-quarter of the eggplant, top with one-quarter of the breadcrumbs, one-quarter of the marinara sauce and one-quarter of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat to make four layers of eggplant, breadcrumbs, sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.