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No Fry Eggplant Parmesan 
Sep. 12, 2011 9:18 am 
Updated: Oct. 10, 2011 8:15 am

It was apparent at the Farmers' Market this weekend that eggplant season is here.  There were gorgeous piles of purple everywhere!  

I came across this recipe for Eggplant Parmesan right here on Allrecipes back in 2007 which I adapted and have used ever since. I believe this eggplant parmesan has contributed to the success of my marriage. To much? Maybe, but I do believe that when all else fails, pull out the pasta.  

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The method for this "no fry" version is shown in more detail in my most recent blog post at  

I hope you'll stop by for a look!

Baked Eggplant Parmesan
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Sep. 12, 2011 10:36 pm
OMG Valarie!! I swear I can smell that beautiful creation through the screen! I LOVE eggplant and it's even better with sauce on it. YUMMO And why fry, save the calories for Cheese. I will be making this soon. Thank you for sharing. God I'm hungry!
Sep. 13, 2011 8:17 am
I'm with you Patty Cakes. Save the calories for the cheese...and don't forget the red wine!
Sep. 13, 2011 10:37 am
Thanks Valerie...this looks great. Nice photo!
Sep. 13, 2011 2:23 pm
It is a great photo! Does it really taste good? I see a whole lot of flavour in the sauce and the cheese. It would seem a heckuva disguise for the eggplant. Is eggplant worth all that trouble to go through? I'm not being facetious, I really don't know. The only experience I have with it is from when I made rattatouille and I wasn't all that impressed with it.
Sep. 13, 2011 5:30 pm
Eggplant is fantastic Raedwulf! It's really not that difficult, as a matter of fact, I think it's easier than the traditional method of frying the breaded eggplant.
Sep. 29, 2011 6:57 am
The photo is beautiful.....I love the plate! Is it Haviland?
Oct. 10, 2011 8:15 am
Yes it is bonnis. It originally belonged to my Grandmother, then my Mom, and now myself. I use it frequently in my photos, especially for desserts.
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San Jose, California, USA

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Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet


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About Me
I've been married for 28 years and cooking even longer. I am the mother of 4 boys ages 25, 23, 19, and 17. I am always looking for inspiration and have been VERY inspired by this site. I have found so many great recipes here and the reviews are so helpful. I try to review every recipe I make so I've compiled a pretty good list of reviews to date. From day to day I'm not sure whether I'll be serving 4 or 12 so I always try to be prepared for anything! I had the pleasure of working with the crew from when they came to San Jose to film a webisode of "What's Cooking" from my kitchen in November 2010. You can see my webisode here Currently I'm enjoying my time as an Allrecipes Allstar and Brand Ambassador. I look forward to seeing what is yet to come from this great site! Please stop by my blog for more.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a very seasonal cook and love to cook and bake things that suit the time of year so we do a lot of grilling in the summer and there are lots of good, hearty dishes in the fall and winter. I enjoy making use of my garden tomatoes at the end of summer and into the fall. I love to bake and have been making pies and cakes for many years.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I know everyone thinks that their Mom was the absolute best cook in the world but actually it was mine! I am sixth out of a family of 5 girls and 1 boy and the action was always in the kitchen. I watched and learned how to be a good cook from her. My best memories are of our large family gathering spontaneously on Sundays for a pizza party where my Mom would throw together delicious home made pizzas. Her Thanksgiving dinners were to die for with every dish made from scratch. She could throw a pie together so effortlessly without ever touching a measuring cup! She was at her best when we had crowds of people in our house waiting for anything from a pancake breakfast to a wonderfully prepared sit down dinner. She will always be my biggest inspiration.
My cooking triumphs
I think the most memorable things I make are my baked goods. I've got a husband and 2 boys who ask for a home baked pie on their birthdays instead of cake.
My cooking tragedies
We used to host a family party each Christmas season at our house. I have a very large family and had 30+ people in my house. I had spent the day preparing all the dishes that I would serve and had several things in my double oven when all of the sudden the power went off! I heard my sister shout "somebody call Dominos" and my heart sunk. Luckily, within just a couple of minutes (very long minutes) the power came back and I was able to finish cooking everything. I guess this counts as a near tragedy but it was memorable.
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