Sometimes I think this kind of lasagna is way better from the regular one.
But when I eat the regular one I think it’s better. But then I eat the eggplant version and I think it’s better. And then I change my mind. And change my mind again.
So you can see I’m not very sure about my favorite kind of lasagna, but why should I be?
It’s like choosing between 2 delicious flavors of pizza.
Here is the recipe of a simple-delicious-quick eggplant lasagna. It was the first time in my life that I've made eggplant lasagna! Actually it was the first time in my life that I've made a lasagna. And believe or not, it ended delicious! Yay!
I’ve seen a lot of variations in eggplant lasagna recipes, sometimes they come with tomato sauce, sometimes with white sauce and I even saw one with béchamel sauce.
But I tried to make a simple one, similar to the one I’ve eaten (made for my mother in law) with tomato sauce. It was so delicious that I decided to keep traditional this time. But certainly I will prepare the other versions too! :)
Eggplant lasagna, serves 5 (or 3 starving people)
- 2 big eggplants
- 700g (1,54 lb) tomato sauce (homemade or not)
- 300g (0,66 lb) mozzarella cheese
- 100g (0,22 lb) ham
- 100g (0,22 lb) parmesan cheese
- basil to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
Cut the tip and the bottom of the eggplant. Then slice the eggplants in the length direction.
Try to make the slices with 1,5cm (0,6 in) thickness, but don’t need to be precise.
Pre heat the oven to 250°C (480°F) degrees.
In a tray, put a little sauce to not stick. Then place the pieces of eggplant on the tray in a way to cover the surface. Add a little bit of salt over the eggplants. Add tomato sauce on top of it, and then add some mozzarella cheese.
Add more tomato sauce over the cheese. And add a little of basil.
Add another layer of eggplant. Put a little of salt. Add tomato sauce on top. Then add a layer of ham, covering all the surface. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese.
Add another layer of eggplant. Add salt, tomato sauce, and cover with mozzarella cheese. Now on top, cover the surface with parmesan cheese.
Add more basil and black pepper.
Turn the oven to 200°C (390°F) degrees and put the tray in the oven for 40 minutes.
I hope you liked.