Parmigiana Di Melanzane – A recipe by an Italian FED

 This is a recipe shared by Emanuela Cerri, a Food Enthusiast, who loves Indian Food, is an Italian and lives in Spain. 

Her hold over English is limited, however that should not hold us back from enjoying good food.


Weather in Granada it’s very hot in the last days (38/40º C.)..remembering me India….so I don’t usually cook too much. But yesterday I woke up very early..and start cooking…so I think to share what I did.
Italian food is very simple to cook, with no many ingredients…(apart if you want Indianised the meal..) 
I prepared : Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant parmigiana), An hybrid between a french omelette and a Spanish tortilla….and Milanesi di Tacchino (breaded turkey cutlet)..the favorite dish of every Italian child….
We are two people at home, so the quantity is for TWO.
Let’s start with:


Ingredients: 2 Eggplants, half onion, 1 clove of garlic, fresh tomato puree, olive oil, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper  basil..
(Behind  two typical earthenware jars from Granada)…

– Cut the eggplants in slices and grill…. 

…… a part,  prepare the tomato sauce… ( put in a pot olive oil, the half onion and the garlic chopped……

..fry for a while… add the tomato puree…little salt, little sugar (to take off acidity of tomatoes)..little pepper and a basilicum leave…cook for 20 min.

…now you can start build the “Parmigiana”. 
Put some tomato sauce in a baking pan

put the first floor of grilled eggplants, put on the top the tomato sauce, and again on the top sliced mozzarella and grated Parmesan..

….40 minutes at  200º C in the oven…..and it’s ready!

You can serve it hot..template..or cold…

Author: Shashank

CFE – Cheap Food Enthusiast Entrepreneur by birth, hippie by heart he is here just because he loves to eat. This adventurous biker is constantly looking for new avenues to satisfy his insatiable hunger for food & life. Though he loves sugar dense food, there is nothing sugar coated about him- brutally honest with his words, he often ruffles feathers with his stark naked opinions about food, fancy restaurants & orthodox ideas.

2 thoughts on “Parmigiana Di Melanzane – A recipe by an Italian FED”

  1. Looks tempting, I love anything that has mozzarella, to say I’m a sucker of good food is understatement. Thanks for this wonderful recipe; I will try it at home. I bet my husband will love it too; he likes eggplant and parmigiana is a good choice.

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