Delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan with crispy coated eggplant slices smothered in cheese and marinara.
What does eggplant parmesan taste like?
Eggplant parmesan tastes very similar to regular chicken parmesan. People often wonder what flavor the eggplant itself lends the dish.Eggplant has a very mild flavor, like spaghetti squash. Because it has such a mild flavor, it’s easily used in recipes that have bold flavors. In something like eggplant parmesan, the eggplant flavor itself isn’t even really tasted.
How thick do you cut eggplant for eggplant parmesan?
Eggplant should be sliced about 1/4 inch thick when making eggplant parmesan. Simply cut off the end and slice into large, 1/4-inch thick circles.
Do you have to peel eggplant before you cook it?
The peel of an eggplant is completely edible. However, as the eggplant grows bigger and matures, the peel may become tough and bitter. People often prefer to peel larger eggplants because of this, but smaller eggplants do just fine unpeeled. It ends up being a matter of personal preference.
If you like this recipe you may also be interested in these other eggplant recipes:
- Classic Eggplant Lasagna
- Oven Roasted Baba Ganoush
- Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Spread
- Bangian Bhurtha
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