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Eggplant Parmesan

Turn this popular menu item into a profitable standout dish by adding the lightly smoked flavor of Grande Fumella. Since over 61% of consumers enjoy eggplant,* this unexpected twist to a traditional favorite will keep them coming back for more.
*Datassential Flavor, 2022

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

Eggplant Parmesan
  • 6 slices Eggplant, 1-inch thick
  • Salt, as needed
  • All-Purpose flour, as needed
  • 5 1/2 oz. Tomato sauce
  • 3 oz. Grande Fumella Smoked Mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 oz. Grande Parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 tsp. Chives, finely sliced

DIRECTIONS

Eggplant Parmesan
  1. Cut Eggplant into six 1-inch thick rounds.
  2. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and place sliced eggplant on paper towel.
  3. Sprinkle each eggplant slice with salt and allow to sit for 15 minutes to draw out moisture.
  4. Dry with paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  5. Lightly coat each slice with all-purpose flour.
  6. Fry each eggplant slice in oil at 365oF for 30-60 seconds or until golden brown, remove from oil and place on dry paper towel.
  7. In a baking dish, spoon 1 1/2 oz. of tomato sauce to cover bottom of dish.
  8. Place 3 eggplant slices on top of tomato sauce, cover with 1 1/2 oz. of Grande Fumella, top with 1/2 oz. of grated Grande Parmesan.
  9. Repeat the process with 1 1/2 oz. of tomato sauce, 3 eggplant slices, 2 1/2 oz. tomato sauce, topped with 1 oz. grated Grande Parmesan and 1 1/2 oz. Grande Fumella.
  10. Bake in a deck oven at 350oF for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven and garnish with 1/4 tsp. chives.