Melanzane alla Parmigiana di nuovo

Melanzane alla parmigiana di nuovo - A tasty love story

The other day it was time to try an old classic but to me new exciting dish! I Have always been fan of Italian food since their cuisine is so intriguing, filled with slow cooked tomato sauces, fresh herbs, golden drops of olive oil and oh ooh the fabulous spaghetti, pasta, bread etc. Since I’m going grain free here it can be a challenge to enjoy the classic Italian cuisine, but no rule without an exception – and I pretty much think I found a glorious exception here.
Melanzane alla parmigiana aka aubergine and pamesan. Just hearing these words I am in love. I love aubergine and I possible love parmesan even more. This recipe might be confused with moussaka – but here we are enjoying a vegetarian kind of moussaka layered with parmesan instead of béchamel sauce.

Melanzane alla parmigiana di nuovo - A tasty love story

If you by now are confused with all the talk of classic cheesy melanzane alla parmigiana and the pictures in this post, it is time to explain how I ended up interpreting my meeting with Mr. Italy. I of course loved the classic version, but as I figured many of you already are familiar with this comfy and warming dish I thought the real fun would begin when I changes around a couple of things and made a new version.
I aimed at creating a dish that can be whipped up a bit faster than the classic, with a lighter and more crispy touch to it, so that it would be perfect for a lunch or even as a part of brunch. The aubergine slices are crunchy and gooey at the same time, and a bit heavy I might add, which makes them perfect layered with the fresh salsa. You can easily serve it with a dollop of cream fraiche and some warm tomato sauce if you want a more filling dinner.

Melanzane alla parmigiana di nuovo - A tasty love story

Melanzane alla parmigiana di nuovo - A tasty love story

  1. Looks beautiful and delicious. Thank you so much!

  2. LauraLaura02-05-2014

    om nom nom so gorgeous! I have an eggplant or two in the garden that are just waiting to be made into this ;) Thanks!
    Laura x

  3. This looks gorgeous! Thanks for the recipe :)

  4. Oh I love aubergine! I will need to try out this dish. Thank you

  5. SarahSarah02-05-2014

    Wow – this reminds me of eggplant parmesan. I love the idea of an italian salsa to put on top. I’ve got most of this stuff on hand – I’ll have to make it for dinner next week!

  6. PadaekPadaek02-06-2014

    This looks delicious! Love the colours and ingredient combo – I love cooked eggplants and this dish looks so enticing. Thank you. Love the photos and your website is awesome. Have a great day! :)

  7. PhilippaPhilippa03-30-2014

    Melanzane alla parmigiana is, possibly, my favourite dish on earth. I could eat it every day (probably not three times a day … although I’d give it a good try). Another contender is salsa, especially one made with avocado.

    I always want to cook (and eat!) your recipes, but this one is truly a coup de foudre. Thank you!

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene03-31-2014

      So pleased to hear that – I really hope you’ll like it then :) I love it too – really can’t get enough!

  8. PhilippaPhilippa04-28-2014

    I just made this. So delicious! Creamy, crunchy, savoury, salty, sweet, sharp, melty, perfect. The ground almonds in the coating are inspired.

    Thank you so much!

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