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Eggplant Bruschetta


I served these on Sunday over the holiday weekend and they were such a hit, Dean went out and bought all the ingredients Monday morning so I could cook up another order for some family friends.  They are a little heavier on calories and fat than most recipes I cover but after having 2 (which is a serving size), you are full for a while.  You can even have these as a meal with a salad on the side and feel very satisfied.

Enjoy…

Eggplant Bruschetta

Preheat oven 425o

Serves 12

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Bake Time: 30 minutes

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 360                        Fat: 10  grams

Eggplant Bruschetta

Ingredients:

1 – 1 ½ loaves Italian bread – cut into 24 slices

Salt

1 eggplant – cut into 24 thin slices

3 cups seasoned bread crumbs

1 cup egg substitute

24 ounces (1 ½ pounds) low fat mozzarella cheese – thinly sliced

1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes seasoned with garlic, basil and oregano

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Sweat eggplant slices by lightly coating with salt and placing paper towels on top to absorb the excess water.  Rinse salt off of the eggplant slices.
  2. While eggplant is sweating, coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and add sliced Italian bread.  Toast for about 5 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
  3. Heat a large skillet on medium high heat and coat with cooking spray.  Dip eggplant slices in egg substitute then coat with bread crumbs.  Add to the skillet and cook for about 3 – 5 minutes on each side to brown the bread crumbs.
  4. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and add browned eggplant slices.  Roast for 15 minutes until eggplant is cooked through.
  5. Top the toasted Italian bread with a slice of mozzarella, an eggplant slice, a little diced tomatoes and some grated parmesan.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and serve.

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