Eggplant Parmesan Heroes

(originally made 2/2011)

 Morning everyone  :)    Found some nice eggplant at the grocery yesterday, and decided to try this recipe from Weight Watchers Take Out Tonight.  This was super easy and so good!   The breaded eggplant all by itself was excellent, but piled on a nice roll with sauce and cheese put it over the top.  It didn't feel like diet food at all!    I varied the method a little because my sauce was cold from the fridge, so I put a teaspoonful on each eggplant slice at the end and then sprinkled the cheese on it for the last 2 mins.    


                          Eggplant Parmesan Hero

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  1              pound  eggplant -- unpeeled and cut into 1/4" slices
  1              large  egg
  1         tablespoon  nonfat milk
     1/2           cup  bread crumbs -- seasoned -- dried
  2        tablespoons  Parmesan cheese -- grated
     1/4           cup  mozzarella cheese -- part skim milk -- shredded
  1                cup  marinara sauce
  4                     Italian hard rolls -- split

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.

Lightly beat the egg and milk in a shallow bowl. Mix the bread crumbs and Parmesan on a sheet of wax paper. Dip the eggplant in the egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs, and arrange in one layer on the baking sheet. Lightly spary the eggplant with nonstick spray. Bake until the eggplant is softened and lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

Divide the eggplant slices into 4 equal portions on the baking sheet. Overlap each group of slices so they are no larger than the dimensions of each roll. Top each portions with 1 tablespoon of the mozzarella. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

Transfer each eggplant portion to the bottom of each roll, top each with 1/4 cup of the sauce. Replace top of roll and serve at once.

Per serving (1 hero): 338 calories, 8g fat, 53g carbs, 5g fiber, 14g protein

Weight Watchers recipe Take Out Tonight Cookbook


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