Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a small bowl toss together the arugula, vinegar and the 1 t oil, set aside. In a shallow dish, stir together the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. In a shallow dish, beat together the egg and milk. In a third bowl combine and salt. Coat eggplant slices with flour mixture, dip into egg mixture and finally coat both sides with crumb mixture
  • In frying pan heat the 1 T oil over med heat. Add eggplant slices; cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until light brown. (Add more oil as needed during frying) Topp the eggplant with mozzrella cheese, reduce heat to low. Cover and cook just until cheese begins to melt.
  • To serve, place the eggplant slices, cheese side up on bottom half of bread. Top with the arugula mixture, tomato slices and top half of bread. Cut into wedges. Makes 6 servings

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  • Good4U 9 months ago
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    Eggplant Panini
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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Okay..this was so good! Never had eggplant sandwich before! I couldn't find focaccia at the store so I got ciabatta bread instead. I love the way you kinda marinate the lettuce in this for extra flavor! I did throw this on a panini grill for a little bit...I didn't see that part in the directions but the pic. looks like that's what you did. Five stars...thanks so much!
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    This looks fantastic - thanks so much!
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    " It was excellent "
    rdh14 ate it and said...
    OH, I love provolone, I love fresh mozzarella, I love anything Italian and Cheese. But I really like this recipe, now matter which cheese is used.
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  • juliecake 6 years ago
    I confess, I too think provolone would be better; more intense flavor than rather bland mozzrella. Thanks everyone!
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  • catbot79 6 years ago
    This sounds simply fantastic. I'm crazy about eggplant, and I have to say that Provolone is what I'm gonna use for cheese... probably smoked Provolone. Now I just need to find an occasion where I can serve six sandwiches, but I think I know some people who would like this!
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    " It was excellent "
    deliathecrone ate it and said...
    I'm going to save this one. It's very much like one that I saw on PBS years ago, but the eggplant wasn't dipped in egg or crumbs or flour, just painted with olive oil and grilled. And the cheese was Provolone. I LOVE the addition of the arugula! Thanks.
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    chihuahua ate it and said...
    I love eggplant and panini's. This sounds fabulous. Thank you for posting.
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  • sweetnrose 6 years ago
    This recipe sounds wonderful! I've bookmarked it to make it as soon as the eggplant looks a bit better in the stores. Thank you!!!
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  • juliecake 6 years ago
    Thanks for your comments, hope you enjoy making this again. Your suggestions sound wonderful as well. Thank you!
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    thepiggs ate it and said...
    Try using Provolone or smoked provolone instead of mozzarella cheese. All are good but I love using Provolone.
    I've also used a marinara, instead of vinegar and oil, making it more of an eggplant parmesan.


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    thepiggs ate it and said...
    This is so very close to what I've made that I HAD to rate it a 5! This sandwich is absolute heaven and worth preparing, even if you don't think you like eggplant. It's delicious!
    I'd thought about writing up the recipe but got lazy, as I would have to measure stuff and write it down. I've always called my version an Eggplant Parmesan sandwich, not a panini. It's delicious, not matter what you call it.
    Highly recommended on my end, for sure!
    Beth

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  • grandmacooks 6 years ago
    Sounds good!
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