Mario Batali's Grilled Eggplant Parmesan
A classic Italian dish from Mario Batali
Try this great grilled eggplant parmesan, or melanzane alla parmigiana, dish from "The Chew" co-host Mario Batali.
Pre-heat the grill pan.
Cut each eggplant into 6 slices. Lightly season each disk with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook until dark brown and softened, about 5 minutes on each side.
Heat tomato sauce in a small saucepan. Spoon ¼ cup of sauce over top of each layer of eggplant, then sprinkle each with a teaspoon of basil. Place one slice of mozzarella over each and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Parmigiano. Top with 4 more slices of the grilled eggplant and repeat the layering with the cheeses, tomato sauce, and basil, then repeat again, using all the remaining basil and Parmigiano. Place the grill lid on top of the layers and cook until the cheese is melted.