And Eggplant Napoleon is a simple, classy vegetarian dish that is so easy to make and is full of wholesome, cheesy flavor. Slices of eggplant are pan fried and sandwiched with basil, tomato and mozzarella cheese, then baked to perfection for a recipe that works as a side dish or an appetizer.
Appetizer, Side Dish
Oil for frying
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Pour around one inch of oil in a large skillet. Heat over medium heat.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning and salt.
Dip each eggplant in the eggs, then the breadcrumbs.
Place the coated eggplant in the hot oil and fry each side for around three minutes, until golden brown.
Place five eggplant slices on the baking sheet. Top the slice with one basil leave, one slice of tomato, one slice of mozzarella cheese, and another slice of eggplant.
Bake in the preheated oven for five minutes, until the cheese has softened but is not fully melted. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.