Recipe by Chef John
"These breaded and baked eggplant sandwiches are the perfect make-ahead appetizer for your next potluck."
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all-purpose flour, or more as needed
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
cayenne pepper, or more to taste
dry bread crumbs
slices of eggplant, cut 3/8 inch thick
provolone cheese, cut into quarters
thin slices salami
2 2/3 tablespoons
olive oil, divided
2 2/3 tablespoons
finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
going to try this sounds great and i worked the calories and it is closer to 230 per servings
I loved the ease in making these and because they can be served warm or at room temperature, they would be perfect quartered and served as appetizers. I thought they were very good and will try them again using pepperoni and other ingredients for the filling.
These are absolutely delicious and the possibilities are endless! We happen to be gluten free/dairy free, along with a few other allergens, so we had to miss out on the best parts of this recipe and it was STILL fabulous!! Love it! We were surprised at how nice and crisp the eggplant was and how perfectly it worked as "sandwich bread." This is a terrific Paleo recipe when made with Almond Flour (as we did).
This was my first experience, so I did take the time to peel and salt the eggplant slices. Didn't want to be turned off to the taste of eggplant right off the bat. I didn't have cayenne pepper, so I subbed paprika and I think it had a fantastic flavor. My only concern was that, just after eating my first 'samwich', I saw the nutrtional values and was appalled. 58 carbs? 150 fat? 2000 cals? Whaa...?
This was sooooo good. I was a little afraid because it was so simple, no spices. I tried it and it is great. The salami gave it a perfect flavor. I was going to freeze some, but I'm eating one every day for breakfast instead. A must try if you are an eggplant fan.
EXCLLENT! I used buffalo mozzarella in place of provolone, personal preference only. Placed fresh basil between layers. These are delicious warm or at room temperature. I couldn't tell you how they would taste as leftovers - because there weren't any! Only change I would make next time is one less slice of salami in each sandwich to cut down on the salt level. I cut these in quarters and used them as an appetizer.
Wow! This recipe is fantastic, even more delicious that I expected and a big hit at my house! It is even delicious reheated the next day. I've come to trust Chef John and will usually choose his recipes over any others. Thank you, Chef, for all your great contributions to my favorite recipe site, from my now favorite contributor!
I love eggplant and this was a great way to enjoy it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Baked Eggplant Sandwiches
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 256
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