Nearly 300 baby pictures decorate Scalini's old-fashioned Italian
restaurant in Cobb County, Ga.
All of the babies pictured on the Italian restaurant wall were
born after their mothers ate the Scalini's eggplant parmigiana.
The $9.95 plate of breaded eggplant smothered in cheese and thick
marinara sauce is "guaranteed" to induce labor, the restaurant
The eggplant legend began not long after the restaurant opened 23
"Two or three years after we began, a few people had just
mentioned to us they came in when they were pregnant, and ate
this eggplant and had a baby a short time after that," said John
Bogino, who runs the restaurant with his son, Bobby Bogino. "One
person told another, and it just grew by itself by leaps and
To date, more than 300 of the pregnant women customers who
ordered the eggplant have given birth within 48 hours, and the
restaurant dubs them the "eggplant babies." If it doesn't work in
two days, the moms-to-be get a gift certificate for another meal.
Good Morning America certainly isn't making any promises, but the
restaurant has graciously shared the recipe.
3 medium sized eggplants
1 cup flour
6 eggs, beaten
4 cups fine Italian bread crumbs (seasoned)
Olive oil, for sautéing