Vegan Eggplant Parmigiana with Sweet Potato Mash and Kale Chips!
♥ 1 large eggplant, thickly sliced lengthways
♥ Oragan “No Egg” egg replacer powder (available from the health food isle of most supermarkets)
♥ 1 cup soy milk (unsweetened)
♥ bread crumbs or rice crumbs
♥ plain pasta sauce
♥ cherry tomatoes, one per eggplant slice
♥ handful of baby spinach
♥ finely chopped fresh parsley
♥ Notzarella cheeze (check your local stockists at notzarella.com.au)
♥ 1 medium sized sweet potato
♥ a small about of diced leek
♥ 1 tsp crushed garlic
♥ 2 stalks of kale, destemmed and cut into small pieces
♥ lemon juice
♥ olive oil
♥ 1 Tbsp Savoury Yeast Flakes/Nutritional Yeast (usually found in health food stores)
♥ salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. In one bowl, mix No Egg and about half a cup of the soy milk, keep stirring and adding the no egg until the consistency is thick (but not too thick). In another bowl, mix crumbs and parsley together. Coat each eggplant slice first in the “egg” mix, and then in the crumb mix.
Place them on a tray that you have already lined with baking paper and olive oil. Drizzle some olive oil on top and a bit of lemon juice, then place in the oven until they start to look crisp and golden. You may wan to flip them every 10 minutes to prevent sticking. Prepare the toppings for the parma while they cook.
Cut the potato into small chunks and boil or steam until they are soft, adding the chopped leek just near the end to soften it. Mash together with the rest of the soy milk, salt, pepper, yeast flakes and garlic, add some parsley in if you have some left too.
When the eggplant is nearly ready, take it out and spread the pasta sauce on top, followed by the tomatoes, spinach and cheese. Place them back in the oven, turn it up to 200 degrees celsius and remove when cheese is melted.
At the same time, put your kale pieces in an oven dish, coat with olive oil and a pinch of salt, and place in the oven for ten minutes. or until crisp. Add a splash of lemon juice if they seem a bit dry.
When the cheese is melted you are ready to put it all on a plate together! Enjoy!