Sheetpan Eggplant Parm

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guinevere96
guinevere96 Posts: 1,445 Member
http://www.thetwobiteclub.com/2016/05/sheet-pan-eggplant-parmesan.html#_a5y_p=5581603

Okay so I am totally in love with trying recipes I find on pinterest, I do at least one a week and here is the one I picked tonight.

SUPER YUMMY. Not gonna lie. Of course, I really love eggplant in all forms but if you make the slices thin enough it could be a "hidden veggie" for those of you who arent into vegetables that much.

So essentially here is what I did differently from the recipe:

I didnt use egg to batter, I just spread the panko on it because I didnt know I was out of eggs when I started cooking. Probably wouldve been yummier with an egg, but tasted good without one as well and knocked some calories off the recipe.

I didnt use any oil, instead to keep it from sticking to the pan I used parchment paper. Super cheap.


PROS: YUMMY filling vegetarian recipe. Will make again. Probably freezable but I didnt try for myself.
Cons: Took a long time to make. I highly reccomend using the salt trick it provides for drawing excess moisture out of the plant but thats 30 minutes of prep time in itself, and then the baking in the oven is another 35 minute process at the least.

Let me know if you guys try this or have similar recipes :)

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  • robininfl
    robininfl Posts: 1,137 Member
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    Daughter does eggplant parm by salting and squeezing, then oiling and baking, no batter. It comes out really nice, sometimes a little too salty but great texture. I am not an eggplant fan in general but like this a lot.

    How did it work on the parchment? It seems like it would just get soggy without the oil to help it crisp up?
  • guinevere96
    guinevere96 Posts: 1,445 Member
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    robininfl wrote: »
    How did it work on the parchment? It seems like it would just get soggy without the oil to help it crisp up?

    Good question! Mine didnt get soggy, I cooked it a good while and it dried right up :) however if I were to have used the egg it possibly wouldve remained a little soggy?? Mine turned out fine though.
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,371 Member
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    Looks tasty, I keep meaning to try something similar!
  • guinevere96
    guinevere96 Posts: 1,445 Member
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    Francl27 wrote: »
    Looks tasty, I keep meaning to try something similar!

    Works great with zuchinni too! Those are just smaller, like bagel bites! :)