Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Another easy vegetarian recipe that you can make.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs,
  • 1 tbspn water
  • Panko bread
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, or more, if desried.
  • 2 lbs eggplants
  • Cooking spray

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup Basil
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tspn crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 tspn minced garlic
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 1 (16-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg

More:

  • (24-ounce) 1 jar premium pasta sauce
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) finely grated fontina cheese

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon water in a bowl.
  • Combine panko and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in a plate.
  • Dip eggplant in egg mixture then dredge in panko mixture; shake off excess.
  • Place eggplant 1 inch apart on baking sheets coated with oil.
  • Bake at 375F for 30 minutes or until golden, 15 minutes each side.

To make fillings:

  • Cut Basil
  • Combine other fillings ingredients
  • Set aside.

Baking:

  • Coat bottom of glass baking dish with pasta sauce.
  • Layer half of eggplant slices over pasta sauce.
  • Add salt to eggplant.
  • Top with about 3/4 cup pasta sauce.
  • Spread half of fillings over sauce
  • Top with a third of mozzarella and 1/4 cup fontina.
  • Repeat layers, ending with about 1 cup pasta sauce.
  • Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake at 375F for 35 minutes.
  • Remoce foil and top with remaining third of mozzarella and 1/4 cup fontina.
  • Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese melts.
  • Serve.

 

Epsom Salt Use in Garden

Epsom salt is the best kept secret from gardeners. It had been used for many generations.

Epsom salt helps improve flower bloom and enhance plants greening. Also, it can help plant grow bushier by using magnesium and sulfur.

Magnesium allows plants to better take in  nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. It also helps with creation of chlorophyll. Also, magnesium greatly improves a plant’s ability to produce flowers and fruit. If the soil loses magnesium, adding Epsom salt will greatly help.

Rose, tomatoes and peppers require a lot of magnesium.

With roses, you can apply a spray of 1 tablespoon per gallon of water for each foot of the shrub’s height.

For tomatoes and peppers, apply 1 tablespoon per gallon of Epsom salt during transplanting and again following the first bloom and fruit set.

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