1 large eggplant
1 sweet onion
1 can roasted red peppers
1 jar marinara sauce I used Prego
Panko bread crumbs
First you will need to slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices. Place on paper towels and salt both sides of eggplant and cover with paper towels let sit for 30 mins to allow water to drain from eggplant. Pat dry and wipe of salt. In a plate add 1 cup flour and coat both sides of eggplant. Beat eggs in bowl and drop flour coated eggplant in bested eggs. In separate bowl add 2 cups panko crumbs 1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp basil and a few shakes of garlic salt and mix. Lastly drop egg coated eggplant into panko crumbs and coat generously. In skillet heat olive oil and fry both sides until golden brown, it only takes a few seconds on each side so watch closely not to burn. Place onto a sheet pan lined with tin foil. Place in preheated oven at 350 for 15 minutes. Slice up onions and fry. Slice roasted red peppers and set aside. Remove eggplant from oven and pat off any extra oil. Then stack two eggplants side by side overlapping a little. Top eggplant with onions and red peppers and then add two tbsp marinara sauce and top with fresh mozzarella slices. Sprinkle with dried basil and place back into oven at 425 degrees until cheese is melted and starting to turn golden brown. Remove and sprinkle chopped fresh basil on top and enjoy! Can serve on crusty bread, pasta or place inside bread as sandwich.