Classic Eggplant Parmigiana

Classic Eggplant Parmigiana
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 6 oz. fresh mozzarella, torn into ½-inch pieces
  • 2-½ lb. eggplant (about 4 small or 2 medium-large)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 3 cups olive oil (or a blend of olive and canola oils)
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 3-½ lb. plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped, or two 28-oz. cans diced tomatoes (preferably San Marzano), drained
    • 1-¼ cups lightly packed freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (3-¼ oz.)
    • 12 large fresh basil leaves, torn in half

Peel the eggplant and cut each crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cover the bottom and sides of a large colander with a few eggplant slices and sprinkle generously with salt. Top with more layers of eggplant and salt until you run out of slices (you’ll end up with five or six layers). Let the ...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking

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