Eggplant Parmigiana

Melanzane alla Parmigiana


Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a main course
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr 30

Appears in

How to Cook Italian

How to Cook Italian

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2005

  • About

One of the problems I’ve always had with this dish is that the fried eggplant was too oily, but I did not like to bake or grill the eggplant either because the flavor wasn’t right. Although eggplant soaks up oil easily, ironically the more oil you fry it in, the less it absorbs. Also, once cooked, it usually releases most of the absorbed oil. So the trick, I discovered, is frying the eggplant in a lot of oil, at least 1