I changed this recipe in two ways. I do not like fennel, so I left it out, and I am on a diet which doesn't allow me to combine breadcrumbs with cheese, so I left the crumbs out as well. In spite of these two changes, this was fantastic! To compensate for the missing fennel I used a large eggplant instead of a medium-sized one. This was a wonderful light supper with an Israeli salad on the side. A great dish for anyone who is Somersizing or on the Atkins diet (just leave out the breadcrumbs)!