There are two basic elements of eggplant parmesan: the eggplant and the marinara sauce. We've already covered marinara, so here are some tips on eggplant: Always salt the eggplant after slicing - this helps retain moisture and it helps the vegetable keep its shape. This process is called "degorging." Eggplant is notorious for soaking up a lot of oil, so make sure you bread it evenly and thoroughly.
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