Here is the recipe, keep track on the amount of salt (this reminds me of another incident when I was young, I'll write about it later on).
2 Medium eggplants, cut into 1/2 inches thick round slices
As needed All-purpose flour
15 oz. Italian breadcrumbs
6 large Eggs, beaten
2 tbsp whole milk
As needed Vegetable oil, for frying
As needed Marinara Sauce
2/3 c Grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb Grated mozzarella cheese
3 tbsp Olive oil
8 oz onion finely diced
5 garlic cloves, firmly chopped
2(28 oz) canned tomatoes
2 fresch thyme sprigs
2 fresh sprigs of basil
to taste salt (********to taste, very vital words)
to taste ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 F
2. For eggplant:
-place flour nad breadcrumbs each individually in a container. In a bowl, wh
isk the eggs and milk together.
-Dredge an eggplant slice in flour, then dip it in the egg mixture, and finally dredge it in the breadcrumbs. Shake of any excess breading and transfer the eggplant to a baking sheet. repeat with the remaining eggplant.
-In a large skillet/fryer, pour the oil to depth of 1/2 inch. Heat th eoil over th emedium heat, until it reaches 375 F.
-Working with small batches, fry the eggplant slices, turning
once, until golden brown. Using tongs, transfer to a paper-lined baking sheet and season lightly with salt. repeat with the remaining eggplant.
3. For sauce:
- Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Sweat the onion, until translucent and then add the garlic, and cook for about 1 minute.
-Add the tomatoes, and herbs; bring to a boil.
-Then lower the heat to simmer, cover, for 20 minutes.
-Remove and discard the sprigs.
-Season to taste.
-Pass through the blender/food mill.
4. To assemble:
-Lightly brush a baking dish with olive oil. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with 1/3 of the marinara sauce. Scatter half of the eggplant over the sauce.
-Cover the eggplant with another 1/3 of the sauce.
-Scatter half of the parmesan cheese and half of the mozzarella cheese over the sauced eggplant.
-Repeat with remaining eggplant, sauce, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese.
-Bake until hot and bubbly. Just when its beginning to brown, about 30 minutes.