A new favorite. I baked the the eggplant because we are avoiding frying. Other than adding garlic to the tomatoes I followed the recipe to the letter. Fresh Mozzarella took it over the top. I served with a side of pasta and roasted asparagus. Great cookin S'kat!
The flavor of this is wonderful but I must have done something wrong. The dish just turned into a mushy, cheesy mess. Is it supposed to be like that or was the eggplant supposed to hold its shape a bit?
I think there's an error in this recipe. If you just pat the eggplant dry after sweating and don't rinse it off this comes out horribly salty.
YUCH ! Threw it all out. Waaayyy tooooo salty. I even wiped the salt off the eggplant first AND I DIDN'T add any salt to the tomatoes like the recipe called for. If I had my blood tested right now I think my sodium level would be critically high. Don't get me wrong - I like salt - but this was inedible.
It wasn't too bad to make time wise, The eggplant looked rough after it sweated, but forged ahead anyway...with no regrets. It never got to the "freezing stage".
I thought this was good...but I made a little mistake and over salted the eggplant while I was sweating it so mine was a little salty. I did halve this recipe and layer in a 8x3 loaf pan since I am cooking only for 2. I froze this after layering it in the pan, then took out of the freezer the night before and defrosted in the fridge till it was time to bake as directed above. Update: I have since made this again, a little lighter on the salt this time and I must say this is awesome!!!I did this time around make a double batch of the tomato part and then I split the recipe into 2 8x3 loaf pans, which one I froze for another day.
Using ricotta cheese, mixed with an egg is a big plus, to the layering process. Also...using italian bread crumbs for the eggplant is what i've always used...and seems to add some flair.
I made this recipe a few months ago and somehow forgot to submit a review! this is fabulous!! I made everything from scratch and froze before baking. It was wonderful--still very good after being frozen. Like Riffraff, I baked the eggplant instead of frying it to save some calories for that wonderful fresh mozzarella!