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Egg plan t Parmesan
4 small to medium eggplants, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
3 to 4 cups milk
3 tablespoons kosher salt, divided
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 cups sourdough breadcrumbs
4 garlic cloves, minced
Zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon thyme leaves, fresh
1 teaspoon pepper
4 plum tomatoes, sliced
1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
24-ounce jar marinara
4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
Soak eggplant slices in a bowl of milk in refrigerator at
least 30 minutes before preparing.
When ready to cook, sprinkle 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons
salt on both sides of eggplant rounds and place on
a wire rack lined with paper towels. Let liquid drain from
eggplant 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat broiler to high with oven rack 6 inches
from heat. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet
over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs and cook,
stirring often, until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Add
minced garlic, lemon zest and thyme. Cook, stirring often,
until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set
breadcrumb mixture aside.
Pat eggplant dry. Drizzle both sides of eggplant rounds
with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with pepper
and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Place in a single layer
on a large, rimmed baking sheet.
Broil in oven until lightly golden, about 5 minutes per
side. Let cool 10 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 425 degrees. Layer tomatoes
and mozzarella slices between eggplant rounds, slightly
overlapping. Spoon desired amount of marinara sauce
over top layer.
Sprinkle with Parmesan, top with breadcrumbs and
bake at 425 degrees until cheese is melted and golden
brown, about 15 minutes. Serve while hot.
Addin g flavor to shee t pan meal s:
Once you decide what to prepare, make sure to lightly toss the
vegetables and meats in a bit of extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable
oil. This allows everything to stay moist while cooking. And don't be
afraid to experiment - spices, citrus, seasoning mixes and fresh
herbs will only enhance your sheet pan meal.
OCTOBER 2021 | RURALMISSOURI.COOP 47
Shee t Pan Mac an d Chee se
Two 12-ounce cans evaporated milk
1 cup cubed processed cheese, such as Velveeta
2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated and divided
2 1/2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated and divided
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon hot sauce
Kosher salt
1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked according to package
instructions
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Place a half sheet pan in the
oven to heat.
Place a saucepan over a medium heat, then add the
evaporated milk, processed cheese, 1 cup of the cheddar,
1 cup of the gruyere, dry mustard, hot sauce and salt,
then whisk until the cheeses are melted and the mixture
is smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cooked pasta to the
cheese sauce and stir to coat and combine.
In a small bowl, toss together the Parmesan cheese with
the remaining 1 1/2 cups cheddar and 1 1/2 cups gruyere
cheeses. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and carefully
spray with the cooking spray. Pour the mac and cheese
from the saucepan into the sheet pan and spread evenly.
Sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly over the top. Bake until
the cheese topping is fully melted and the mixture is bubbly,
15 to 20 minutes.
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