Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

 
EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA
 
 
 
 

TOMATO SAUCE for EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA

 
Ingreidents :
 
8 tablesppons Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped fine
1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 cans San Marzano Tomotoes, removed from can and crushed with your hands
10 fresh Basil Leaves, torn into small pieces
 
 
1.  Add the Olive Oil to a large stainless steel pot. Turn heat on to a low flame. Add the Garlic.
     Cook the garlic for 2 minutes on low heat. Add the Red Pepper and continue cooking for 1 min.
 
2.   Add the tomatoes to the pot, and turn heat to hot. Cook on high heat, stirring the tomatoes with a 
      wooden spoon. Cook on high heat until the tomatoes start to bubble, then turn heat down to low.
 
3.   Add the Basil, Salt & Black Pepper and mix. Turn heat to medium and cook, as you stir for 8 minutes
      on medium heat. Low flame to very low, and cook on a low flame for 14 minutes, stirring occasionally
      with a wooden spoon.
 
4.    Turn heat off, and let the sauce rest. It is done.

FRIED EGGPLANT CUTLETS for EGGPLANT PARM

 

 

 
BREADED FRIED EGGPLANT
 
“TASTY on THEIR OWN”

 

Ingredients :

  • 3 Medium Large Purple Eggplants
  • Salt
  • 1 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Bread Crumbs
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • Sea Salt And Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
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  1. Slice the Eggplants into round slices, each about 1/2 -inch thick.
  2. Sprinkle the slices with salt and then place them in a colander.
  3. Leave the eggplant in the colander to drain for at least 1 hour, giving the salt time to absorb the eggplant’s bitterness.
  4. When eggplant are ready to be used, use a fork to lightly beat the eggs in a shallow bowl.
  5. Spread the flour onto one shallow pan, and the breadcrumbs, cheese, and paesley in another one.
  6. Season the eggplant slices to taste with salt and pepper, and then lightly dredge each eggplant slice first lightly in the flour, then the egg, and finally in the breadcrumbs.
  7. In a heavy frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat, and when the oil begins to smoke, lay several eggplant slices in a single layer in the pan.
  8. Fry the slices until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
  9. When the first batch is cooked, remove the eggplant from the pan to a serving dish using a slotted spoon.
  10. Repeat the cooking process, beginning by adding 3 fresh tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil to the pan, until all of the cutlets are cooked.
  11. Keep the cooked cutlets warm in a hot oven while you continue to cook all of the eggplant slices.
ASSEMBLING the EGGPLANT
 
 
INGREDIENTS :
 
1  1/2 cups grated Parmigiana Reggiano or Grana Padano Cheese
 
 
Get a Baking Pan and caot with a little Olive Oil on the bottom of the pan.
 
Add a layer of Tomato Sauce to the bottom of the pan.
 
Place a layer of fried Eggpant on top of the tomato sauce to completely cover.
 
Top the Eggplant with a layer of Tomato Sauce. Sprinkle grated Parmigiana or Grana Padano Cheese ofver the Eggpant. 
 
Add another layer of Eggplant, top with Tomato Sauce, and grated cheese.
 
Continue layering the Eggplant, Tomato Sauce, and Grated Chees until all the Eggplant has been used up.
 
Place the pan of Eggplant into a 400 degree oven. Cook for 7 minutes at 400 degrees, then turn down the heat to 350 degrees. Cook the Eggplant until cooked through, about 35 minutes more at 350 degrees.
 
Turn oven off and let the eggplant sit in the oven for 7 minutes befor taking it out.
 
Take the Eggplant out of the oven, and let sit for 12 minutes before serving.
 
Cut the Eggplant into square or rectangle pieces and serve to your guests.
 
 
Note : The Eggplant can be cooked ahead of time, cooled and place in the regrigertator and served later in the day or the next day.
 
When reheating the cold eggplant to serve. Remove the eggplant at least 30  to 40 minutes befor reheating.
 
Turn oven on to 350 degrees. Cook the Eggplant for 14 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn the oven temperature down to 325 degrees and continue cooking for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let set for 8 minutes before cutting the Eggplant and serving. 
 
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SUNDAY SAUCE
 
alla CLEMENZA alla PACINO
 
AUNT FRAN’S EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA
 
“IT’S The BEST EVER” !!!
 
ITALIAN SOUP – PASTA – MEATBALLS
 
AND MORE …
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Sicilian Timballo Baked Maccheroni Pasta Recipe

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COOKING is LOVE
 
ADI GETS a KISS
 
From ORESTE
 
Her HUSBAND
 
Palermo, Sicily

 
TIMBALLO di ANELLETTI SICILIANA
 
 
ADI’S TIMBALLO SICILIANA
 
 
 
 
 
 
La TIMBALLO
 
TIMBALLO di ANELLETTI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NONNA BELLINO’S COOKBOOK
 
SICILIAN FAMILY RECIPES
 
 
BIG NIGHT
 
“TIMPANO”
Note :  Stanley Tucci ‘s BIG NIGHT TIMPANO. Timpano and Timballo, essentially describe the same thing, which is baked Maccheroni Pasta incased in some sort of crust that can be made using pastry dough, psheets of homemade pasta, or thin slices of vegetable such as zucchini or Eggplant (Melanzane).
 
In Big Night, Chef Primo (Stanley Tucci’s character brother) encases his baked maccheroni Timpano with pasta sheets. Timpano is the term used in Abruzzo and other parts of Italy, while Timballo is the dialect for the same thing in Sicily and most of Italy that names this dish that comes in many variations, depending what part of Italy it is made in.

 

 

How to Cook SUNDAY SAUCE Italian Gravy Recipe

LERN HOW To Make SUNDAY SAUCE ... Recipes in SUNDAY SAUCE by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

LEARN HOW To Make SUNDAY SAUCE … Recipes in SUNDAY SAUCE by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

Above : Ingredients for SUNDAY SAUCE (Gravy) Braciole, Sausages, Pork Neck, San Marzano Tomatoes, garlic, Olive Oil, and onions … Brunello to Drink with The GRAVY !

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The BELLINO FAMILY

Lodi NEW JERSEY , 1940

Left to Right : Nonno Phillipo Bellino, my Mother Lucia Bellino, Nonna Giuseppina Salemi Bellino, and my uncle, Tony Bellino  ..

WATCH Author Daniel Bellino and His Cousin Anthony (Bellino) Make SUNDAY SAUCE for The Bellino Family; Jimmy, Uncle Tony (Anthony’s Dad), Barbara, and Uncle Frank in Lodi, New Jersey “Jersey Style” alla Tony Soprano alla Bellino …. 

WATCH Author Daniel Bellino and His Cousin Anthony (Bellino) Make SUNDAY SAUCE for The Bellino Family; Jimmy, Uncle Tony (Anthony’s Dad), Barbara, and Uncle Frank in Lodi, New Jersey “Jersey Style” alla Tony Soprano alla Bellino …. 

BELLINO On SUNDAY SAUCE

When a meal centered around a Sunday Sauce is announced, one can have visions of Blissful Ecstasy at thoughts of eating Pasta laden with Italian Sausages, Savory Meatballs, Beef Braciola, and succulent Pork Ribs. All this has been slowly simmered to culinary perfection. Yes just the thoughts can enrapture one into a delightful frenzy of the “Most Blissful Feelings” of smelling, seeing, and consuming all the ingredients; the Sausages, Meatballs and Gravy. Yes a Sunday Sauce can and does have such effects on one’s mind, body, and soul. And, I do not want to sound prejudice, but this is pure fact, it is the Male of the Italian-American species who Love The Sunday Sauce in all its form, far more than the female sex. True! Meatballs too! And Italian-American men and boys Love and hold oh-so-dear, their Meatballs, Sunday Sauce, Sausage & Peppers, and Meatball Parm Sandwiches as well.

Excerpted From SUNDAY SAUCE by Daniel Bellino Zwicke

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SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN AMERICANS COOK

by Daniel Bellino “Z”

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SUNDAY SAUCE

The APRON

by BELLINO

The Worlds Best Lasagna Pasta Bolognese Recipe

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BEST LASAGNA EVER !
 
LASAGNE BOLOGNESE
 
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RICETTE RAGU BOLOGNESE
 
 
RECIPE The WORLDS BEST RAGU BOLOGNESE
 
LASAGNA BOLOGNESE vs. LASAGNA NAPOLETAN
 
“WHO WILL WIN” ?
 
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CHEF ANTONIO SORRENTINO
 
 
MAKING LASAGNA NAPOLETAN
 
LASAGNA of The SOUTH
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WORLDS BEST LASAGNA
 
LASAGNA BOLOGNESE
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The WORLDS BEST BOLOGNESE !!!
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