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.
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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.
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.
To create the original meatless Parmigiana chefs use ingredients such as:
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.
There are many varieties of eggplant parmesan. Some of them include:
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.
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