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Breaded Eggplant (Melanzana Impanata)


Breaded Eggplant (or Melanzana Impanata) is a recipe that everyone likes. It is a Sicilian dish and is served up as a starter, as a main dish or a filling for sandwiches. Serve it up hot and watch your guests dive in. (Serves 4).




  • 1 Large Eggplant
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs (Beaten)
  • 110g Bread Crumbs
  • 30g Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Basil
  • Oil




  1. Cut eggplant into vertical slices. (Do not peel.)
  2. Sprinkle salt on each slice.
  3. Put slices flat on a plate and put a weighted plate on top. Let stand for about one hour then drain and pat dry slices.
  4. Mix breadcrumbs with cheese, pepper and basil.
  5. Dip each slice of eggplant in the beaten eggs and then cover each with the breadcrumb mix.
  6. Fry eggplant slices in oil until golden brown.
  7. Drain and serve immediately.




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