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Eggplant Parmesan Americano
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Though eggplant Parmesan is delectable, I made another deliciousy dinner with my eggplant Parmesan Americano recipe substituting all that gooey mozzarella cheese with slices of American cheese in a herb-tomato sauce.
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggplant parmesan americano, eggplant recipes
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant peeled and sliced (about 1/2-inch thick)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/3 to ½ cups of flour depending on the size of your eggplant
  • 1 can 15-oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • ½ teaspoons of salt
  • ½ teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoons of dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoons of dried garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground marjoram
  • 12-14 slices of American cheese
  • shaker of salt for sprinkling each slice on both sides
  1. About an hour before I am ready to start frying and assembling my eggplant, I make my own herb-tomato sauce. I just mix the ingredients together and simmer to give those herbs time to blend.
  2. When I’m ready to start cooking, I just heat the oil in a large skillet until hot.
  3. Dip the floured coated slices into the egg-milk batter. Afterwards, place each coated slice into your hot skillet and cook over medium heat, occasionally turning them over until golden brown. Add more oil if necessary.
  4. Transfer your finished fried slices to an ungreased baking dish. I lightly spoon some of the herb-tomato sauce on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Next, I put a layer of the eggplant slices, spoon on some sauce, then a slice of American cheese before lubricating with more sauce. I keep using this same pattern until all my ingredients are incorporated in the recipe.
  6. Bake in a 350-degree oven covered for about 45-minutes until it is bubbly. Taste it because it should be soft. This time could vary, depending on how your oven is regulated. If your casserole looks slightly dry, you add some spaghetti sauce.
  7. ENJOY!