Cooking with Manuela: Eggplant Parmesan Bites

Cooking with Manuela: Eggplant Parmesan Bites

May 10, 2019 0 By Hiddenfoods

If you like eggplant parmesan you are going to enjoy what I’ve created for you today. This dish combines the same ingredients and flavors of the traditional Italian melanzane alla parmigiana but in a fun and party-friendly format that I’m sure you are going to love. 

And what’s not to love about extra crispy-on-the-outside eggplant slices, filled with melty Italian cheese, and fried until perfectly golden?!? When still smoking-hot, make sure to dip these in your favorite tomato sauce for a knock-your-socks-off kind of experience 😉

Before we go into how you can craft these mouthwatering bites in your own kitchen, let’s talk wine for a minute. After all, no dinner party is complete without one (or several) good bottles of wine to complement your meal. 

Where do you normally look for that amazing bottle of wine that will perfectly match your dinner, bringing out the best flavor of your dish?!?

Here is my suggestion for you today. Next time you are shopping for wine take a look at Millesima.

I served my eggplant parmigiana with a glass of  Saint-Julien Chateau Gloria.  This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. This medium-bodied wine perfectly balance the flavor of the eggplants and tomato sauce, and brings out the subtle spice of the basil.  With its earthy flavor and black plums and blackberries aromas, this wine is sure to prepare your palate for the first bite, begging for more. 

If you are looking for a white wine to combine with this vegetarian dish, how about a Louis Jadot Macon-Villages Chardonnay?!? You can stay assured no one will turn down a refreshing glass of this dry and lively, fruity and light-bodied wine. With its floral scent, flavors of apple and melon, and a hint of lemon, I find that this Chardonnay pairs perfectly with any vegetarian dish.

Now, who is ready to check out and try my recipe?!?  Buon Appetito!