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 Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree

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pnwchef

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Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 1:27 PM (permalink)
I try not to order this out because I am disapointed almost everytime I do. There is one Restaurant in Spokane, the other one is in Rome that do a good job with it, other wise they kill it. A good Eggplant Parmigiana is a labor of love to make, so thats why I only make it for the people I love.
Fried Eggplant ready to layer in the dish:
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese layerd with the Eggplant and sauce:
 
Ready for the oven after building a few more layers like this:

Hot from the oven:

A nice piece ready to eat after it set up for about 25 minutes:

This mornings breakfast, a Eggplant Parm Grinder, the best breakfast I have had in weeks:

Enjoy.......................P.S. when your frying the Eggplant in the bread crumb minture, make sure you have asalt shaker close so you can taste the wonderful crispy taste of the fried eggplant when it's hot....................pnwc
<message edited by PNWCHEF on Sat, 08/20/11 1:56 PM>
 
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    leethebard

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    • Location: brick, NJ
    Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 1:37 PM (permalink)
    We add garlic and a bit extra parm. to the breadcrumbs...and the sauce should be homemade..non of that sugar-laden jarred stuff!!!!!...We'd call that a Parm. "sub" in this neck of the woods!
     
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      pnwchef

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      Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 2:00 PM (permalink)
      Lee, I agree, I put in Italian bread crumbs, flour, granulated garlic, parm cheese, salt and pepper.................pnwc
       
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        leethebard

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        • Location: brick, NJ
        Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 3:14 PM (permalink)
        Yep, and decades ago, my sicilian Grandmother would ad LOTS of fresh minced Italian parsley(never enough in the Italian flavored bread crumbs)...she also used finely minced fresh garlic, rather than the granulated,but it works fine. The fresh parsley adds color and flavor,too!
         
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          mar52

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          • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
          Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 3:18 PM (permalink)
          You are teasing me!  That looks fabulous.
           
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            ann peeples

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            • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
            Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 4:19 PM (permalink)
            Mouthwatering!
             
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              Twinwillow

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              Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 4:29 PM (permalink)
              OMG! Fantastic!!!!
               
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                chewingthefat

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                • Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
                Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 5:43 PM (permalink)
                Yeow great looking, I'd kill for it, my wife would mass murder for it!
                 
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                  tymsart

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                  • Joined: 12/19/2007
                  • Location: New Milford, CT
                  Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 8:09 PM (permalink)
                  Eggplant parm has always been a favorite of mine and we make it at home all the time.  Sometimes we do it in the frying pan or if we are making a lot, then we do them in the oven with a little oil. 
                  The term "grinder" is correct or at least here in CT it is.  Having traveled and lived all throughout the US, most people give you odd looks when you used that term.  I especially remember the looks I got when I lived in the Phila. area.  I did learn however, to LOVE cheesesteaks.  Now that I am back in CT, I really miss them.
                   
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                    pnwchef

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                    Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 8:49 PM (permalink)
                    tymsart


                    Eggplant parm has always been a favorite of mine and we make it at home all the time.  Sometimes we do it in the frying pan or if we are making a lot, then we do them in the oven with a little oil. 
                    The term "grinder" is correct or at least here in CT it is.  Having traveled and lived all throughout the US, most people give you odd looks when you used that term.  I especially remember the looks I got when I lived in the Phila. area.  I did learn however, to LOVE cheesesteaks.  Now that I am back in CT, I really miss them.


                    Tym, I'm an old Bridgeport boy, transplanted out in the Pacific Northwest. I grew up with grinders, and always used the term Grinders when ordering a Meatball Grinder, Sausage & Pepper Grinder, Italian Grinder with Salami, Provolone heated in a pizza oven. I see the term Grinder once in awhile, I'll stop in and find the owner was a transplant from Ct. I think it may be just a CT thing, The bread is always a big part of the sandwich in Ct. Do you happen to remember Scamotza, they used to put this cheese on Pizza at a APIZZA place in BPT called Jerry's APIZZA.............I have friends in Milford, and relatives that are in Stratford............Take care........pnwc
                     
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                      sk bob

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                      Re:Eggplant Parmigiana Grinder & Entree Sat, 08/20/11 8:49 PM (permalink)
                      nice looking grinder PNWchef.
                       
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