Aubergine Parmesan Milanese

Quick sweet tomato, garlic & basil sauce with spaghetti

Aubergine Parmesan Milanese

Aubergine Parmesan Milanese

Serves 2
Cooks In30 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 688 34%
  • Fat 24.8g 35%
  • Saturates 5.7g 29%
  • Sugars 12g 13%
  • Salt 1.6g 27%
  • Protein 28.6g 57%
  • Carbs 92.5g 36%
  • Fibre 9.3g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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By Jamie Oliver
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  • 1 aubergine , (250g)
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 100 g rosemary focaccia
  • olive oil
  • 20 g Parmesan cheese
  • 150 g dried spaghetti
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 x 400 g tin of quality cherry tomatoes
  • ½ a bunch of basil , (15g)
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Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Cut the skin off either side of the aubergine, then cut yourself four 1cm-thick slices lengthways (saving any offcuts for another day). Sprinkle the slices with sea salt, and spend a couple of minutes gently bashing and tenderizing them with a meat mallet or rolling pin. Take a piece of kitchen paper and dab off the liquid from both sides of the aubergine. Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl. Blitz the focaccia into fine crumbs in a food processor and pour on to a plate. Dip the aubergine slices in the egg, let any excess drip off, then dip each side in the crumbs. Fry in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 6 minutes, or until golden, turning halfway. Transfer to an oiled baking tray, finely grate over most of the Parmesan and pop into the oven.

Cook the spaghetti in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. Wipe out the frying pan, returning it to a medium-high heat with ½ a tablespoon of oil. Peel, finely slice and add the garlic. Fry until lightly golden, pour in the tomatoes, then swirl a splash of water around the tomato tin and into the pan. Pick the baby basil leaves and put aside, tear the rest into the sauce, season to perfection, then leave to simmer on a low heat. Once cooked, use tongs to drag the spaghetti straight into the sauce, letting a little starchy cooking water go with it. Toss together, then divide between plates. Sit the aubergine on top, grate over the remaining Parmesan and finish with the baby basil leaves.


– Have a go at doing the same prep with slices of butternut squash, pumpkin, courgette or even a mixture. The more veg, the better.

– I like to use rosemary focaccia for my breadcrumbs because it’s white and crunchy, and the rosemary and garlic will give your breadcrumbs extra flavour. Of course, you can use whatever bread you like, but the more exciting the bread, the more exciting the breadcrumbs.

Recipe From

7 Ways

By Jamie Oliver