Last night my husband and I were both craving Parm. Me eggplant and he chicken. This is a great and easy meal to do if you are cooking for a vegetarian. We all love it and it makes life simple for the cook. My husband and I feel like we are having the same dining experience, but both getting what we want.
So here is what you'll need:
1 chicken breast, pounded thin (FYI if the idea of pounding meat grosses you out like me, I ask the butcher to pound it for me, that way I never have to even touch it)
1 eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch circle slices
1 egg, beaten in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil
Tomato Sauce (your recipe or mine)
What you'll do:
Create a dredging station by filling three bowls with a handful of flour in one, the egg mix in another and a couple handfuls of bread crumbs mixed with some parmesan cheese and garlic salt in the other.
Work with the eggplant first so you don't get any chicken kooties on the eggplant.
Dust the eggplant with the flour, then dunk it in the egg and cover it in the bread crumb mix. Set on a greased cookie sheet. Repeat this step with all the eggplant, then the chicken.
Drizzle the eggplant and chicken with some olive oil and broil a few minutes on each side until golden. (yes you could fry, but who really needs the extra calories??)
For the chicken, keep on the cookie sheet and top with a little tomato sauce and a couple slices of fresh mozzarella and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Place back under the broiler for about 1 minute or until the cheese melts. Slide onto a plate and you're done.
For the eggplant, put a little sauce on the plate and place a slice of eggplant on top. On top of that, a little more sauce, parmesan cheese and a slice of mozzarella. Repeat two more times.
And there you have it! A meal fit for a vegetarian and meat eater alike!!