Eggplant Stacks with Tomato and Mozzarella

Prep Time 15 MIN

Cook Time 15 MIN

Serves 4

Ingredients :

  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 medium eggplants, sliced in 12 slices about 1/2” thick
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) Italian –style bread crumbs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cans (each 540 mL/19 oz) Aylmer® Accents Petite Cut Tomatoes with Garlic and Olive Oil, drained
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) VH® Medium Garlic Rib Sauce
  • PAM® Cooking Spray

Directions :

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). In large skillet, heat 2 tbsp (30 mL) of oil over medium-high heat. Add a layer of eggplant; fry until lightly golden on both sides, adding more oil as needed, about 2 minutes per side. Remove eggplant to plate. Repeat process until all eggplant is golden. Place eggplant in single layer on foil lined baking sheet sprayed with PAM® Cooking Spray.
  2. Sprinkle bread crumbs equally over eggplant. Sprinkle cheese over bread crumbs. Place in preheated oven; bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is golden.
  3. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine Aylmer® Accents Petite Cut Tomatoes with Garlic and Olive Oil and VH® Medium Garlic Rib Sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove eggplant from oven; assemble stacks, starting with a piece of eggplant, then a dollop of tomato sauce. Repeat process and top with the third eggplant slice. Place any remaining tomatoes on plate. Serve warm.

Tip:

This dish is great as a substantial appetizer or as a meal served with a crispy green salad and crusty bread.

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