Episode 14 is up, below is the link as well as the YouTube video, the bio of the character on “Charles’ Magical Education,” the image from “Reedus’ Gallery,” and the recipe from “Cooking with Elfman.”
Charle’s Magical Education
Cooking with Elfman
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 package ramen noodles
1/4 cup panko or other bread crumbs
2 medium eggplants, cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch slices
2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
8 ouces shredded mozzarella cheese
1 jar (28 ounces) tomato sauce
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Secondly, beat the eggs, basil, salt and pepper in a shallow dish until blended. Combine 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, crushed noodles and bread crumbs in another shallow dish. Dip eggplant in egg mixture; shake off the excess and coat both sides with crumb mixture.
Thrid, heat the oil in a large skillet and cook eggplant in batches 4 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towel-line plate.
Fourth, combine ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese in a small bowl. Place on third of eggplant in bottom of prepared pan and spread about 1 cup tomato sauce over eggplant. Top with half half of cheese mixture; repeat layers ending with sauce. Bake for 30 minutes or until eggplant is fork-tender and cheese is melted.
Finally, preheat broiler. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese over eggplant. Broil 6 inches from heat for 3 minutes or until cheese is browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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