Eggplant Parmigiana

You'll want to see this recipe video tutorial on how to make this "Eggplant Parmigiana" with Mortadella recipe, a classic from Puglia as showcased on the Food Network. This is an authentic Italian recipe made by an Italian grandmother the perfect dinner recipe everyone will love.

This eggplant parmigiana recipe is a traditional Italian recipe from the recipe sites creator Rosella's Nonna Romana, she'll take you step by step through the recipe video tutorial to make this tasty recipe. Some of the ingredients you will need for this recipe include eggplants, Mortadella cheese, tomato sauce fresh mozzarella, grated parmigiano cheese, and olive oil. For the pastel ingredients you will need eggs, flour, grated parmigiano cheese, finely chopped garlic and water. To start the tomato sauce you will add the extra virgin olive oil and the chopped onion to a saucepan, once the onion becomes translucent, add the tomato sauce. Stir and cook the onion at low flame for about 15 minutes, and save for later. For the pastella/parmigiana preparation you will add the pastel ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Add one cup of water and continue to mix. Add more water as needed to make the pastella rather liquid. You will then peel the eggplants and slice them longways about 1/4 inch thick. Dip the slices of eggplant in the pastella and fry them in olive oil. Once they turn golden, remove them from the oil and remove any excess oil with paper towels. Fry the rest of the slices of eggplant. Take a deep oven pan and coat the bottom of the pan with a generous coating of the tomato sauce. Place one layer of the eggplants to cover the entire bottom. Add a thin layer of tomato sauce on each slice of eggplant then sprinkle some parmigiano cheese and mozzarella cubes over top.

Rosella is the host of the all new online cooking show and food webisode series, Cooling with Nonna and the recent winner of the Food Network 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. Russell was born into a family of culinary aficionado's and food lovers. Rossella says that growing up there was always something on the stove. She is a first generation Italian American from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Her Italian heritage comes from Mola di Bari, a small fishing village commonly referred to as Mola where her parents were born. Mola is located south of Bari in the Southern Italian region of Apulia (Puglia).

On this recipe site you will find traditional and authentic Italian recipes that have been passed down from Italian Nonna's and grandmothers for generations from all the regions of Italy. Some of the recipes you will find on this site include appetizer recipes, salad recipes, pasta recipes, risotti recipes, vegetable recipes, side dish recipes, entree recipes, and soup recipes. You'll find lots of step by step recipe instructions, along with recipe video tutorials.

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