Or, the story of how Tyler and I made dinner in one hour AND destroyed the kitchen and then ate eggplant parmesan for days!

Eggplant parmesan is a great budget dinner dish, and it's pretty easy to make once you get a system going! It's easier and just as filling as lasagna, too. This is my preferred way of making it, but there are lots of other ways! Check out randofo's version of eggplant parmesan if mine isn't to your liking. :D

Step 1: ingredients:

for the eggplant:
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • oil for frying
  • cheese for topping - we used parmesan and fresh mozzarella
for the sauce:
  • 1 carrot, chopped finely
  • 1/2 onion, chopped finely
  • a few cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 28 oz tin of crushed tomatoes
  • oregano, basil, italian seasoning, red pepper, salt & pepper, pinch of dill
  • red wine vinegar
For my basic tomato sauce recipe, check here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Tomato-Sauce/

I followed that but added many more herbs and the carrots to make it a little more chunky and marinara-y. :D You can also use the ready made stuff if you'd like to speed up the process!

My mouth is watering... I love eggplant parm! ;-P~
These look pretty tasty and easy to make. The mozzarella makes it look so good. I might have to try this one someday. Thanks Jessy. :-)

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