1. Slice the eggplant with stem into 3 to 4 pieces lengthwise. Sprinkle with flour, then dip in egg. Coat with breadcrumbs.
2. Fry until just golden brown. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
3. Top eggplant with DEL MONTE Italian Style Spaghetti Sauce. Sprinkle with bacon then drizzle with cheese spread. If desired, bake in oven toaster.
Eggplants are like sponges and will soak oil as you fry. To minimize oil absorption, be sure to get the oil at the proper temperature. Take a pinch of breadcrumbs then drop into the oil. The breadcrumbs should sizzle and turn golden brown in a few seconds when oil is ready.
This Crusted Cheesy Eggplant dish is high in vitamin B1 that helps release energy from food. It is also a source of calcium needed for bone health.