Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bittman Recipe- Eggplant Parmesan

* Bittman post are recipes that I try from Kitchen Express and How to Cook Everything  by Mark Bittman

*This recipe is more of a variation of  his recipe that you can find page 297 of How to Cook Everything.

Eggplant Parmesan

I prepared my eggplant by slicing into 1/2 to 1 inch slices.

If the eggplant is not fresh and firm, do a salt prep to remove bitterness.  Liberally salt and let rest in a collinder for up to an hour. Rinse, pat dry and proceed with recipe.

I grilled the eggplant for this recipe.  Eggplant is done when it is tender, almost creamy and no dry spots.

I placed the grilled eggplant in a casserole dish.

Instead of making the Fast Tomato Sauce on page 502 , I used some pizza sauce I had leftover  in the fridge. I layered the pizza sauce on top of the grilled eggplant.

Then topped the pizza sauce with a sprinkle of mozzarella then a sprinkle of Parmesean.

I then placed the casserole dish back on the grill to melt the cheese.

Not his recipe word for word, but I think Mr. Bittman would be proud!

  Taste Test: Grilling the eggplant added a ton of flavor. I think grilling added a more meaty taste to the eggplant.

Great Recipe!

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Christy said...

I have come to love Bittman - his recipes are so easy to follow! hmm, eggplant parmesan is so yummy!
Thanks for linking this to the hearth'nsoul blog hop!

a moderate life said...

Hi Carolyn, I love this recipe because for some reason it is so oooeeey gooey with the cheese and seems so complex but throws together well! :) Thanks for sharing on the hearth and soul hop, and thank you for putting in the link. If you do that, you can most certainly use Tackling bittman in the post title! I am wondering, do you think folks would be interested in doing a bittman linky? If you think so, do you want to join me in it? I would love that. Email me! Alex@amoderatelife

girlichef said...

Love Bitty...everything he does is a success in my book. The eggplant parm sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing this w/ the hearth 'n soul hop this week, but please remember to add a link back to any of the hosting sites so that others can find the hop and join in the fun =)

Butterpoweredbike said...

Sigh, here he is again, Mr. B, everyone's food blog sweetheart. I'd hardly even heard of him before blogging, but now I see his name pop up nearly every day. But I get it, the pared-down simplicity of his recipes. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul.