Parma Eggplant (Aubergine)

"This is one of the better Eggplant dishes I've had. The ham really makes all the difference. If you cant find Parma Ham use a nice smoked ham."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • If the eggplants are fresh slice them into 3/4 inch slices, unpeeled.
  • If not so fresh peel and then slice.
  • Sprinkle the slices with salt and place on 3 layers of paper towels.
  • Let stand for 3 hours.
  • Remove from wet towels and pat dry.
  • Heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a large heavy skillet-cast iron if youve got it.
  • Add a few slices of the eggplant and cook to nicely browned on both sides.
  • Repeat until done and add more oil as needed.
  • Let the cooked eggplant drain on more paper towels.
  • In a medium sized casserole dish make a layer on the bottom with 1/2 of the eggplant, then 1/2 of the ham, 1/2 of the peppers, 1/2 of the oregano, 1/2 of the parmesan and 1/2 of the sauce.
  • Salt and pepper lightly and repeat layers.
  • Bake for around 40 to 50 minutes or until hot, bubbly and the cheese lightly browned.

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  1. DailyInspiration
    This eggplant parmesan is wonderfully delicious -- loved the addition of the roasted red peppers. I made one addition to the dish and that was to add mozzarella cheese in addition to the parmesan. Served this dish as an entrée along with a salad and some tomato/ricotta bruschetta. This made a wonderful dinner tonight. Made for SWT 2018 - Malta.
  2. Artandkitchen
    This worked really well! I prepared the eggplants es described and layered with the other ingredients. Buonissimo, Grazie! Made for Culinary Quest 2014!
  3. Dienia B.
    really liked this cakepops on parade
  4. Jennie Myers
    Great Recipe! We really enjoyed it. Although, proscuitto (spelling?) is a better and closer subsitution when Parma Ham is called for.



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