Parmigiana di Melanzane

Parmigiana di Melanzane, also known as eggplant parmesan, is a dish made with slices of eggplant that are breaded and fried, then layered with tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and basil. The dish is then baked in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly. It is a hearty and flavorful dish that is often served as a main course but can also be served as a side dish. The dish is typically made with a homemade marinara sauce, but store-bought sauce can also be used. Parmigiana di Melanzane is a classic and popular dish that is enjoyed by many around the world.


  • 4 large eggplants
  • Salt, for seasoning
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F (190C).
  2. Slice the eggplants into 1/4 inch slices and season them with salt. Let them sit for 30 minutes to release their excess water.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs.
  4. Dip each eggplant slice into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then the breadcrumbs. Make sure each slice is well coated.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add enough oil to cover the bottom of the skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the eggplant slices in batches and fry until they are golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. In a 13 x 9 inch baking dish, spread a small amount of marinara sauce on the bottom.
  7. Layer half of the eggplant slices on top of the sauce, then sprinkle with some of the Parmesan cheese, basil, and mozzarella cheese.
  8. Repeat the layers with the remaining eggplant, Parmesan, basil, and mozzarella cheese.
  9. Pour the remaining marinara sauce over the top of the eggplant and spread it evenly.
  10. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the eggplant is cooked through.
  11. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve with a side of your choice, and enjoy!

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