- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 8 slices (1/2-inch thick) eggplant
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Salt and pepper
- Pesto to taste
- 8 slices (1/4-inch thick) fresh mozzarella
- 4 whole fresh basil leaves
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet. Dip the eggplant in egg and fry the eggplant for about 3 to 4 minutes a side or until tender.
Set the eggplant slices on a baking pan and season each slice with salt and pepper. Spread each slice of eggplant with pesto and top with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until the mozzarella melts.
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis