Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana
Posted by dizzybreez at anonymous May 4, 2001
Source: Kitchen Link (Copycat Collection) at kitchenlink.com
1 eggplant, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
Flour, for dusting
Oil, for frying
Seasoned salt, to taste
1 (16 ounce) jar Prego meat-flavored sauce
1/4 cup grape jelly
1 (14 ounce) can sliced-style stewed tomatoes
4 slices mozzarella cheese
Moisten eggplant slices and coat lightly in flour. Quickly brown slices in hot oil, dusting each side generously with seasoned salt. When fork tender and golden brown transfer to jelly roll pan. Cover loosely with foil and bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Use 8 slices for this amount of sauce.
For the Sauce: Combine sauce, jelly and tomatoes that have been broken up with a fork. Heat on medium until piping hot. Do not boil. Be sure jelly is melted.
Arrange 2 eggplant slices on each of 4 plates. Cover each with 1 slice of mozzarella. Ladle sauce over all, not to cover completely. Place plates in 375 degrees F oven just to melt cheese, and serve promptly.
Yields 4 servings.