Mr. Food: Skillet Eggplant Parmigiana

September 4, 2011 7:23:21 AM PDT
Did you know you can make a delicious dinner without ever turning on the oven? Mr. Food shows you how to make a great dish, using just a skillet.

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 30 min


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Place eggs in a shallow dish and beat lightly. Place bread crumbs in another shallow dish.
  • Dip eggplant slices in egg then place in bread crumbs and pat crumbs lightly onto both sides.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat until hot. Fry eggplant 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until golden, adding more oil as needed. Remove to platter.
  • When finished frying eggplant, discard oil and place 3/4 cup sauce in skillet. Layer with fried eggplant then spoon 3/4 cup sauce over eggplant and sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers 2 more times, finishing with sauce and reserving 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Cover and heat 12 to 15 minutes on medium-low heat. Remove cover and sprinkle with remaining cheese; cook3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.