Even Better The Next Day, Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan, Holiday Recipes

You're stuck home as I am thanks to the day after Christmas snowstorm so why not try new and healthy dishes.

Here's one that will be welcome by those of you with celiac disease or looking for a gluten free meal.

Eggplant Parmesan from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elena Amsterdam

Serves 4

This is one of those remarkable dishes that magically tastes even better the next day. Over time, the eggplant soaks up additional flavor making it that much more appetizing. Less complex than the traditional version, you’ll find my recipe easier to make as I’ve eliminated the time-consuming steps of peeling and salting the eggplant.


1 1/2 pounds eggplant

1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cups Tomato Sauce (page 123)

2 cups freshly grated mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese



Preheat the oven to 350°F.

      Cut the eggplant into 1/4-inch slices. In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and water. Dip the eggplant slices in the egg mixture, then coat with the almond flour mixture.

      Heat the grapeseed and olive oils in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the eggplant for 3 to 5 minutes per side, until golden brown. Transfer the eggplant to a paper towel–lined plate.

      Pour 1 cup of the Tomato Sauce into a 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Layer the eggplant over the sauce; cover the eggplant with 1 cup of the sauce and 1 cup of the mozzarella. Place the remaining eggplant over the top, then cover with the remaining sauce and mozzarella.

      Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the edges are bubbling. Remove from the oven and top with grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

From the same book we also shared previously the Kale Tart with Cranberries recipe.

(*Reprinted with permission from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elena Amsterdam,  copyright © 2009. Published by Celestial Arts, a division of Random House, Inc.)

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