We picked up some groceries at Fred Meyer in Coos the other day.
Fred Meyer sells groceries, plants, clothes, house-ware, hardware and furniture. At the checkout stand the cashier ran up the eggplant and asked if I knew how to make eggplant parmigiana. She told me she had it once, long time ago, and she enjoyed it, and wondered if it was too hard to make...
I gave her my quick answer in three steps:
1. Bake sliced eggplant on a flat sheet with olive oil and salt for ten minutes in a hot oven.
2. Layer eggplant slices, grated parmesan and a can of blended stewed tomatoes in a deep dish.
3. Bake the casserole, uncovered, for thirty minutes.
Now, this is not exactly what my mother did back in my childhood, in Italy. But then, my mother had all day to prepare a meal...