Monday, March 25, 2013

Clean Eggplant Parmesan

Okay, I sometimes get slightly obsessed when I find a new recipe I love and better yet when  my family loves it too I become even more obsessed.  

Eating Clean never tasted soooo good!  

Bring on my latest obsession...

Clean Eggplant Parmesan

2 globe eggplants - large
3 large egg whites lightly beaten
3/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (I make my own)
6 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cloves garlic
basil to taste
3/4 cup part skim mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Spray two baking sheets with olive oil spray
3. Place the egg whites in one shallow bowl and the bread crumbs, parmesan, oregano, garlic powder, and salt in another shallow bowl
4.  Slice ends off each eggplant and then slice each one into 3/4 inch thick rounds.  
5.  Dip the rounds in egg whites then crumb mixture, then place one by one on baking sheet.
6.  Bake for 25 minutes.  

While Eggplant is baking it is time to make the sauce!
7. Take the tomatoes, tomato pate, and garlic and pulse it to a chunky sauce in a blender or food processor then transfer to a small saucepan and simmer on stove.
8.  When eggplant is done, bring out the pans and raise the rack in the oven to about 8 inches from the broiler. Switch the oven to broil.  Spoon the tomato mixture evenly on top of each eggplant slice and then top with mozzarella. 

Option:  Take a spatula and place one eggplant round on top of another to form double stacks

9.  Put eggplant into broiler and let cheese melt ~ 3 minutes.
10. Take out and serve with your favorite clean side dishes - we chose whole wheat penne pasta and green beans.

Makes 12 servings or 6 servings if you do double stacks

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