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Authentic Eggplant Parmesan

4 hrs 30 mins

6 persons

This recipe came straight from Italy, brought here by the Daddario family. I have tried many Eggplant Parmesan dishes, but none compare to this one, a taste of Italian Heaven!

Ingredients

Olive oil 14 cup
Garlic, minced (3 tablespoons) 4 cloves
Onions, finely chopped 1
Tomato sauce 29 ounces
Tomato sauce 15 ounces
Tomato paste 4 ounces
White wine, optional 1 12 cup
Italian seasoning 3 teaspoons
Olive oil, for frying
Eggplant, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch round disks 2
Eggs 2
Milk 14 cup
Italian bread 3 cups
Mozzarella cheese, shredded 4 cups
Parmesan cheese, grated 1 cup
NUTRITION INFO [per Serving]
Calories
1318KCal
65%
It provides 1318KCal equal to about 65% of DV

A calorie is a unit of energy. The number of calories foods contain tells us how much potential energy they posses.
The human body needs calories (energy) to survive, without energy our cells would die, our hearts and lungs would stop, and we would perish. We acquire this energy from food and drink.

Protein
72g
96%
It provides 72g equal to about 96% of DV

Most all the parts of our bodies are made from protein: hair, skin, blood, organs, and muscles. It is needed for cells to grow. It also repairs or replaces healthy cells and tissues. Protein in food gives us calories - 4 calories in one gram. If we do not get enough calories from fat and carbohydrates we may use protein for energy.

Water
498g
49%
It provides 498g equal to about 49% of DV

Water serves as a solvent for nutrients and delivers nutrients to cells, while it also helps the body eliminate waste products from the cells. Both the spaces between cells (intercellular spaces) and the spaces inside cells (intracellular spaces) are filled with water. Water lubricates joints and acts as shock absorbers inside the eyes and spinal cord. Amniotic fluid, which is largely water, protects the fetus from bumps and knocks.

Calcium
1536mg
153%
It provides 1536mg equal to about 153% of DV

Calcium is a mineral that is important for building strong bones and teeth. Almost all of the calcium we use in our bodies is for building strong bones. A very small amount is needed to help our heart, nerves and muscles work.

Carbohydrate
101g
33%
It provides 101g equal to about 33% of DV

Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. There are three different kinds of carbohydrates. They include starch, sugar, and fiber. Starch is made from chains of small sugars. When these chains are broken down during digestion, we get energy. We get 4 calories from each gram of starch (or sugar).

Fiber
9g
37%
It provides 9g equal to about 37% of DV

Fiber is one kind of carbohydrate. It's the part of plant foods that our bodies do not break down during digestion. Because fiber isn't digested, it doesn't give us calories.
Fiber is important for keeping the digestive tract working smoothly. Since we do not digest it, the fiber in food passes into the intestine and absorbs water. The undigested fiber creates "bulk" so the muscles in the intestine can push waste out of the body.

Iron
9mg
47%
It provides 9mg equal to about 47% of DV

Iron is a mineral that is an important part of our red blood cells. It is needed to carry oxygen from our lungs to our cells, muscles and organs.

Magnesium
147mg
36%
It provides 147mg equal to about 36% of DV

Magnesium is an abundant mineral in the body. It's required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione.

Sugars
17g
18%
It provides 17g equal to about 18% of DV

Sugars are carbohydrates that provide the body with energy, our body’s fuel. Sugars occur naturally in fruit, vegetables and dairy foods and are added to foods for flavour, texture and colour.

Salt
2513mg
104%
It provides 2513mg equal to about 104% of DV

Sodium is important for keeping a balance in pressure between the inside and outside of our cells. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure may increase the risk for having a heart attack or stroke.

Phosphorus
1205mg
120%
It provides 1205mg equal to about 120% of DV

Phosphorus is a mineral that makes up 1% of a person's total body weight.
The main function of phosphorus is in the formation of bones and teeth. It plays an important role in how the body uses carbohydrates and fats. It is also needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues.

Potassium
1424mg
40%
It provides 1424mg equal to about 40% of DV

Potassium is a mineral found in varying amounts in almost all foods. Diets high in potassium are associated with improved blood pressure control.

Fat
65g
72%
It provides 65g equal to about 72% of DV

Fat is a nutrient that is an important source of calories. One gram of fat supplies 9 calories - more than twice the amount we get from carbohydrates or protein. Fat also is needed to carry and store essential fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamins A and D.

Saturated Fat
32g
161%
It provides 32g equal to about 161% of DV

This is a type of fat that comes mainly from animal sources of food, such as red meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products. Saturated fat raises total blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.

Zinc
9mg
59%
It provides 9mg equal to about 59% of DV

Zinc is a mineral that your body needs to be healthy. Zinc strengthens your immune system and helps in normal growth and development at all ages.

Vitamin C
28mg
47%
It provides 28mg equal to about 47% of DV

Vitamin C helps form a cement-like material between our cells. We need vitamin C to heal cuts, wounds, and burns. When we don't get enough vitamin C the "cement" between cells loses its strength and can cause us to bleed easily. It may show up as bleeding gums or bruises.

Thiamin
814µg
54%
It provides 814µg equal to about 54% of DV

Thiamin is one of a group of vitamins called the "B vitamins." Another name for thiamin is vitamin B1. Thiamin works with other B vitamins to help your body use the energy it gets from food.

Riboflavin
1356µg
79%
It provides 1356µg equal to about 79% of DV

Riboflavin is one of a group of vitamins called "B vitamins." Another name for riboflavin is vitamin B2. Riboflavin works with other B vitamins to help your body use the energy you get from food. It also helps the body to use protein in food to build new cells and tissues.

Niacin
9mg
42%
It provides 9mg equal to about 42% of DV

Niacin is one of a group of vitamins called the "B vitamins." Niacin works with other B vitamins to help your body use the energy you get from food. It is also important to help use protein from the diet to build new cells and tissues.

Vitamin B6
905µg
45%
It provides 905µg equal to about 45% of DV

Vitamin B6 is also called pyridoxine. It is involved in the process of making serotonin and norepinephrine, which are chemicals that transmit signals in the brain. Vitamin B6 is also involved in the formation of myelin, a protein layer that forms around nerve cells.

Folate
445µg
111%
It provides 445µg equal to about 111% of DV

Folic acid is important for making blood and building cells. It is also called folate or folacin. Folic acid is found in many food groups in the Food Guide Pyramid.
The need for folic acid increases during pregnancy because the fetus is constantly growing.

Vitamin B12
5µg
82%
It provides 5µg equal to about 82% of DV

Vitamin B12 makes healthy blood cells and helps keep our nerves working properly.

Vitamin A
473µg
59%
It provides 473µg equal to about 59% of DV

Vitamin A keeps your skin smooth and the linings of your mouth, nose, throat, lungs, and intestines healthy. Vitamin A is also needed for healthy eyes. It forms the part of the eye that helps you to see in dim light. People who do not get enough vitamin A may have a hard time seeing at night.

Vitamin E
6mg
57%
It provides 6mg equal to about 57% of DV

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant whose main job in the body is to protect against cell damage. Vitamin E may also play a role in maintaining a healthy immune system and protecting against chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

Vitamin D
1µg
24%
It provides 1µg equal to about 24% of DV

Vitamin D helps ensure that the body absorbs and retains calcium and phosphorus, both critical for building bone.

Vitamin K
27µg
33%
It provides 27µg equal to about 33% of DV

Vitamin K helps with many important functions in your body. Vitamin K helps your body heal wounds, maintain your blood vessels and keep your bones healthy. Vitamin K may also help in preventing fractures (broken bones), especially in women after menopause.

Fatty acids Monounsaturated
23g
57%
It provides 23g equal to about 57% of DV

This is a type of fat found in a variety of foods and oils. Studies show that eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

Fatty acids Polyunsaturated
5g
34%
It provides 5g equal to about 34% of DV

This is a type of fat found mostly in plant-based foods and oils. Evidence shows that eating foods rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

Trans fats
6mg
0%
It provides 6mg equal to about 0% of DV

This is a type of fat that occurs naturally in some foods in small amounts. But most trans fats are made from oils through a food processing method called partial hydrogenation.

Cholesterol
231mg
76%
It provides 231mg equal to about 76% of DV

Cholesterol is needed by our bodies for our cells, nerves and brain. It is also important in forming hormones and enzymes.

Caffeine
0mg
0%
It provides 0mg equal to about 0% of DV

Caffeine is best known for its stimulant, or "wake-up," effect. Once a person consumes caffeine, it is readily absorbed by the body and carried around in the bloodstream, where its level peaks about one hour after consumption. Caffeine mildly stimulates the nervous and cardiovascular systems.

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