6 to 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel eggplants, and cut each into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Step 2

Dip eggplant slices into milk, and dredge in breadcrumbs.

Step 3

Fry eggplant, in batches, in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet, and cool on a wire rack.

Step 4

Process Italian diced tomatoes in a blender until smooth. Stir in drained diced tomatoes and green chilies and 1 tablespoon chopped basil.

Step 5

Spoon half of tomato sauce into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with half of eggplant; sprinkle with half each of Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Repeat procedure with remaining sauce and eggplant.

Step 6

Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses, and bake 5 more minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon basil.

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