Vincent’s Italian Cuisine (Uptown)

7839 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
504-866-9313

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VINCENT’S EGGPLANT SANDWICH

Makes 4

Ingredients

2 Eggplants, peeled
1 c Flour
1 c Seasoned Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs,beaten; add a dash of milk to make eggwash
cooking oil
4 Links Italian Sausage, cooked and crumbled
12-16 Fresh Basil Leaves
2 Ripe Tomatoes, sliced (sandwich style)
1 lb Buffalo Mozzarella
2 c Red Sauce

ASSEMBLE SANDWICHES:

  • Lay 4 of the eggplant slices on a cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle Italian sausage on each eggplant, then add tomato slices,mozzarella, basil leaves, and top with remaining egg plant slices.

    PREPARE EGGPLANT SLICES:

  • Cut each eggplant lengthwise, first trimming and discarding the 2 outermost slices; you should get 4 even, flat slices out of each eggplant.
  • Dredge eggplant in flour, then eggwash, then breadcrumbs.
  • Heat oil and fry eggplant slices until golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove to paper towel to drain & cool.

    BAKE:

  • Bake at 350 in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  • Top with red sauce and serve immediately.

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