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Favourite Eggplant Tower stuffed with herb cheese spread (Illustration)

A tower of gourmet flavour.

Servings

4

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

15 min

Eggplant Tower stuffed with herb cheese spread

Ingredients
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 12 rounds
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 container Herb & Garlic Cheese Spread
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp canola oil
  • salt 1/2 tsp
  • pepper 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Season the eggplant slices with salt and pepper.
  3. Dip eggplant slices in flour, then egg mixture, and finally in panko bread crumbs.
  4. Heat the oil in a medium size pan and fry the eggplant slices. Lay fried slices on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Once cooled, using an offset spatula, spread 2 Tbsp of cheese spread over all slices of eggplant. Then, using three eggplant slices make a tower.
  6. Bake eggplant in the oven for 6-8 minutes.
  7. In a pot, heat the 2 Tbsp of canola oil and sautée the onions and garlic for one minute.
  8. Add in the canned tomatoes, the chili flakes and 1/2 cup of water.
  9. Simmer the sauce for 20 minutes and season with 1/4 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper.
  10. Set sauce aside.
  11. To serve, ladle sauce on a plate, and top with eggplant tower. Garnish with fresh basil.