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Flavorsome eggplant covered with layers of cheese and tomato sauce – the eggplant parmesan is one of the ultimate comfort foods. This Italian classic is recreated by chefs worldwide and loved by foodies everywhere.

Get your hands on this delicious dish – find eggplant parmesan near you with delivery or pickup in the Slice app. Order from your local, mom and pop pizzerias now.

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Eggplant Parmesan

This Italian dish is a layered casserole (lasagna-like), assembled with sliced eggplant, cheese, and tomato sauce. The eggplant is typically breaded and fried, then it gets covered with cheese and tomato sauce, and finally everything is baked together.

However, there are varieties to this dish without breading the eggplant. Moreover, it can be made with vegan, dairy-free cheese. Thus, keto and vegan varieties are created.

Origin Story

The Parmigiana (Parmigiana di melanzane or Melanzane alla parmigiana as it is called in Italy) is a classic Italian dish. The exact place of origin is debatable, although it is attributed to Naples. Both Parma and Sicily claim that the dish was born there.

The name Parmigiana connects the dish to Parma where Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is produced. However, this dish isn’t as popular there as it is in Sicily and Naples.

Furthermore, no stories are supporting the Sicilian claim of the dish.

Which leaves us with Naples. There are some old Neapolitan recipes for a similar dish like the Parmigiana from the 18th century.

Moreover, the modern version of the Parmigiana has tomato ragù as one of the main ingredients. The dish evolved in Naples in the mid-19th century, which increased the popularity of the tomato in Italian cuisine.

In the US, the dish came with the Italian immigrants. Usually, it is a vegetarian dish, however, it can be made with chicken or veal, too. It is often served with a side of pasta, and chicken parmesan is served as a filling of a sub sandwich, too.

Ingredients

To create the original meatless Parmigiana chefs use ingredients such as:

  • Eggplant – Thickly sliced, typically breaded with eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs, and fried (or baked).
  • Cheese – as the name suggests, Parmesan cheese is used. However, very often mozzarella and pecorino Romano are used alongside Parmesan cheese.
  • Tomato sauce – Local chefs usually make it from scratch, using crushed tomatoes, garlic, and additional spices and herbs.

It is assembled in layers and topped with cheese before baking. It is often served with a side of pasta or a simple, fresh salad.

Varieties

There are many varieties of eggplant parmesan. Some of them include:

  • Italian Parmigiana di Melanzane – made with fried or baked eggplant, without the breading.
  • Eggplant Parmesan – the US variety of the Italian dish. It is made with fried, breaded eggplant.
  • Chicken Parmesan – the meat variety of the dish, including chicken instead of the eggplant. It is eaten alone, or as a base of sandwiches, subs, or pies.
  • Keto eggplant parmesan – by simply omitting the breading, the dish becomes keto-friendly. However, eggplant can be breaded with a keto-friendly mixture made of eggs, almond, or coconut flour and pork rinds, parmesan cheese, and spices.
  • Vegan eggplant parmesan – by swapping the mozzarella and parmesan with vegan cheese, and omitting the eggs, you get a vegan and dairy-free variety of the Parmigiana.
  • Gluten-free Parmigiana – is made with gluten-free breadcrumbs and gluten-free flour (both used for the breading).

Eggplant Parmesan Calories

One cup of the dish can have from 350 to 400 calories. From them, 27.43g (68%) come from fat, 11.65g (13%) from carbs, and 17.66g (19%) from protein.

Eggplant Parmesan Near You

Find delicious eggplant parmesan near you and order with delivery or pickup with the Slice app.

If in New York, order it from Peperino NYC Pizza where it is made with lightly fried eggplant, herb-infused ricotta, pecorino Romano, provolone, and mozzarella cheese.

In Philadelphia, why don’t you try the one from Cosimo’s Pizza Café? It is made with plum tomato sauce, a touch of Romano, and mozzarella cheese, served with penne.

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