Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches is a classic that will really fill you up! These sandwiches are great for lunch or dinner, and especially on a Meatless Monday!
One of my all-time favorite things is eggplant parmesan. Recently, a coworker shared a square of her eggplant parmesan with me (and it was sooo good), and that’s all it took to bring on my obsession! I decided to make Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches. They hit the spot, big time!
Sometimes you want to wrap your hands around a big sandwich, right?
The eggplant rounds are substantial, the breading is seasoned perfectly, and the tomato sauce and melted cheese make these sandwiches stand out.
You’ll find this is an easy recipe to make but you work through it in batches. It’s definitely worth it! Granted, this recipe used fried eggplant, but eggplants are full of nutritional benefits. These sandwiches are hearty and so flavorful!
How to Make Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches
- Trim the ends of the eggplant. Peeling the skin is optional. I use a vegetable peeler and work around the eggplant in alternating rows, leaving some of the skin on.
- Slice the eggplant into 1/2-thick rounds.
- Salting the eggplant (to help draw out any bitter flavor) is optional, too. I salt mine: Place the rounds in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Sprinkle a little salt on each round. Let it sit for 20 minutes or so. The salt draws out liquid from the eggplant. Use a damp paper towel and wipe off the salt and the liquid.
- Make some garlic butter by melting butter and adding mashed garlic together.
- Slice 6, 7-inch-long bread rolls in half lengthwise. Brush the garlic butter on the inside of both slices. Toast in an oven heated to 350 degrees F., buttered sides up, for 5-10 minutes.
- Arrange 3 bowls with the breading ingredients (flour, egg, and seasoned breadcrumbs) close together.
- Coat each round on both sides with the flour, the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Set aside.
- Heat vegetable oil (I used avocado oil) and fry the eggplant slices on both sides (just a few minutes) so they’re golden.
- Add the bottom halves of the sandwich rolls to a foil-lined baking sheet. Add your favorite tomato sauce to the bottom half of the bread rolls. Add 1-1/2 slices of the fried eggplant on the rolls (I cut the rounds in half to fit better).
- Add a bit more tomato sauce on top of the eggplant. Add Parmesan cheese and Mozzarella cheese next.
- Place under the broiler (without the top halves of the bread rolls) for a few minutes, watching to ensure they don’t burn.
- Remove when the cheese turns golden.
- Slice and serve warm.
After I fried the eggplant for this recipe, I couldn’t wait to make the sandwiches – I ate the eggplant as soon as it cooled down enough to pop in my mouth!
The seasoning for the breading is so good and made from just a few simple ingredients: breadcrumbs, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, onion powder, and some Parmesan cheese.
More of My Eggplant Recipes to Try
Really, I could have made the layered version of eggplant parmesan, then served the leftovers on rolls as sandwiches. And you could definitely do that if you want both the goodness of baked layers of eggplant, and sandwiches!
Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches are filling and so tasty! Make some soon to satisfy your hunger!
Yields Serves 6
5 based on 5 review(s) Ingredients Instructions
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Yields Serves 6
5 based on 5 review(s)