Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Serves 4 to 6 people

2 Eggplants; unpeeled cut into 1/4−inch rounds
lightly salt each round after slicing
2 Eggs; lightly beaten
1−1/2 Cup Bread crumbs
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Garlic cloves peeled and halved
3/4 Cup Olive oil
20 Ounce Tomatoes, canned
1/3 Cup Tomato paste
2 Tablespoon Minced basil
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 Pound Mozzarella cheese; thinly sliced

Dip eggplant slices in eggs, then in bread crumbs
seasoned with salt and pepper. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
In a large saucepan, saute garlic in 2tablespoons oil
for 1−2 minutes. Remove garlic and add tomatoes, tomato paste,
basil, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to350F.
Brown eggplant in 1/4−inch oil in a large skillet.
Drain on paper towels.
Now, time to layer.Put a thin layer of tomato sauce into
a baking dish and layer eggplant, sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella,
alternately. End with mozzarella on top.
Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes on top on over before serving.

You will love this one and it is sure to impress!