This is a gluten-free version of the classic Italian dish Eggplant Parmesan, or Melanzane alla Parmigiana. This recipe is 100% vegetarian and will in many cases also appeal to meat lovers since a well-prepared eggplant will provide the meaty mouth feel. I have cooked this personal favorite at least a dozen times based on several different recipes, and this has turned out the way I like it the most. I hope you will give it a try and enjoy it as much as I do!

You can of course alter the recipe according to your own liking - for example, it also tastes great with added chicken, fish, or zucchini - but keep in mind that the hero of this dish should remain the eggplant with a scrumptious parmesan crust. The recipe includes a simple but delicious tomato sauce, which should be made with fresh tomatoes and basil.

4-6 servings Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

- 2 Eggplants, medium-sized
- 10-12 Gluten-free crackers (75g / 2.5 oz)
- ¼ cup Gluten-free flour
- 3 Eggs
- 12 Basil leaves, fresh
- 3 tsp. Oregano
- Salt & Pepper
- Olive oil
- 1/2 lbs / 200g Mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 lbs / 200-250g Mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 1/2 cup / 100g Parmesan cheese, grated

Tomato sauce

- 1.5 lbs Tomatoes, fresh, no Romas
- 12 Basil leaves, fresh
- 3 tbsp. Thyme, fresh
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 1 Carrot, chopped
- ¼ cup Olive oil

Step 1: Slicing the Eggplants

Start with medium-sized eggplants with a round blossom end without indentations, as these have the best flavor. Large eggplants tend to be more bitter. First remove the skin of the eggplants with a vegetable peeler, then cut them as evenly as possible into slices of a 1 inch thickness.

<p>Excellent !</p>
love eggplant parmesan! now I won't have to buy it frozen! thank you!
Why is it critical to remove the moisture from the eggplant? So it isn't slimy?
Hi, <br>You could skip the drying procedure to save some time but I find that the dish then gets a bit too soft and soggy for my taste. It doesn't really get slimy but it will lack firmness. I personally like to give the eggplant the same mouth feel as a crispy burger and then let the sauce do the moisturizing. <br> <br>I hope people will try the dish and share if they can improve on it!
This looks delicious. Definitely going to try this out!

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