Aubergines parmigiana

Parmigiana is one of my favourite dishes. There are hundreds of versions of this recipe, and you can add any filling you like to make it even more tasty and scrumptious!

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • Aubergines, 500 g
  • Mozzarella slices, one pack
  • Tomato sauce, 500 g
  • Spring onions, 3
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Salt crystals


  1. Wash the aubergines and cut the green bit on top
  2. Cut the aubergines in slices of 4-5 mm
  3. Put the slices in a colander, put the salt on top of the slices so that they don’t become brown
  4. Add several layers of the slices with salt on top
  5. Put a pan with water on top of your colander, so that the aubergines release their water, too butter for the frying process
  6. Leave the aubergines for 40-60 minutes
  7. In the meantime, add some oil in a pan
  8. Wash and cut finely the onions
  9. Add the onions in the pan
  10. When they are clean, add the tomato sauce. Add salt, pepper and sugar until you get the taste you like, and let the tomato sauce cook for 35-45 minutes at low temperature
  11. Take some aubergines (not all of them), rinse them and dry them using a towel – do this quite well otherwise the wet aubergine will “explode” in the pan when you fry it
  12. Put the oil in a pan and heat it
  13. When the oil is hot, add the aubergines you dried with the towel
  14. In the meantime the dry aubergines are cooking, dry some more for the next batch to fry
  15. When the aubergines have a lovely golden colour on both sides, take them out the pan and put them in a tray you covered with kitchen towel
  16. Keep drying and frying the aubergines
  17. Put some tomato sauce in the tray
  18. Add the first layer of aubergines
  19. Cover this layer with some tomato sauce
  20. Cover this layer with mozzarella slices
  21. Add a new aubergines layer
  22. Add mozzarella slices
  23. Add the remaining tomato sauce
  24. Add some grated parmesan
  25. Put the tray in the oven, fan assisted, at 200° for 40 minutes


Tip: you can add anything you like to your layer, my mum adds boiled eggs and ham for example 🙂 it is up to you!

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