Sunday, July 27, 2008

Eggplant NOT-Parmesan over Pasta

Don't let the long recipe alarm you - it's really not bad! And this goes together faster and easier than a baked Eggplant "Parmesan" casserole.

Eggplant NOT-Parmesan over Pasta

1 large eggplant, sliced about a 1/4 inch thick (or a little more)
3/4 cup Panko breadcrumb (or whatever you have is fine)
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp. Vegenaisse
1/2 cup soy milk

1/2 cup shredded Vegan mozzerella (I used "Follow Your Heart")

1 16 oz. jar your favorite Italian sauce, heated (I added some Burger crumbles to our sauce)

Enough dry pasta for 4 people - you judge how much you'll eat.

Make eggplant:
Mix Panko, nut. yeast, cornstarch, salt, and seasonings together in a shallow bowl. (The cornstarch helps the coating stick)

Mix Vegenaisse and soymilk into a thick liquid in another bowl.

Dip eggplant slices into soymilk mixture (like "egg") and then into breadcrumb mixture.

Place in medium-low well-oiled skillet and cover. Let slices slowly cook until browned but not burned, then turn CAREFULLY and cook/brown other side with pan uncovered. Eggplant should be soft in the middle. Set aside when cooked.

Cook all eggplant slices, adding oil as needed.

Heat sauce. Cook pasta. Drain

Preheat broiler.

Set eggplant slices on cookie sheet. Place a several tsp. shredded Vegan mozzerella on each slice.

Place cookie sheet as FAR from broiler element as possible. Broil until Vegan cheese liquifys/melts. This happens VERY fast once it starts to melt, so watch it carefully!!

Top pasta with warm sauce, and then eggplant slices. (You can do this in a casserole dish or individual servings.)

Serve. Yum.


VeganVerve said...

My bf dislikes eggplant (but at least he converted to veganism lol), so I was wondering if eggplant tastes neutral in this or no? I rarely make eggplant because I don't care for the complaints and scrunched up faces that occur when it is mentioned LOL.

sweetpotato said...

Mmmm! I've been craving breaded eggplant for a while now! Thanks for the recipe.

VeggieGirl said...

A classic meal, veganized = YUM!!

Katy said...

I'm always looking for more ways to use eggplant, and this looks delicious!

trina said...


Bianca said...

I'll keep this in mind when looking for ideas for all the eggplant available at the farmer's market right now!

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

Oh yum! The eggplant looks so delicious, I'd just eat it like a veg burger! Thank you for the recipe.

jelymo said...

WOW! i'll have to fix that for my itallian spouse.

Erin said...

This looks super good, your coating stuck way better than mine did when I tried!

j said...

Beware the whey and other dairy products in the breadcrumbs...