Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplant Lasagna

Spaghetti sauce
½ (16 oz) pkg lasagna noodles (12 noodles)
1 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/8 tsp pepper
2 eggs
2 tbsp water
1 medium eggplant, cut in ½-inch slices
salad oil
1 (16 oz) pkg mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Prepare spaghetti sauce. Cook lasagna noodles as label directs; drain.

On waxed paper, combine crumbs, pepper and ½ tsp salt. In small dish with fork, beat eggs with water. Dip eggplant into egg mixture, then crumb mixture.

In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in 2 tbsp hot salad oil, cook eggplant slices, a few at a time, until tender, adding more oil when necessary. Drain on paper towels. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In 13x9 inch baking pan, layer half of noodles, eggplant slices, mozzarella and spaghetti sauce; repeat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until hot.

Yield: 8 main-dish servings.

Begin 2-1/4 hours ahead.