Serves4 Prep Time30 Total Time60
Genoa Salami and Fried Eggplant Sandwich

Ingredients Print this recipe

Fried Eggplant

  • 4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices eggplant
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, for frying


  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 pound DI LUSSO┬« Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 pound DI LUSSO┬« Genoa Salami


Place eggplant in colander; sprinkle with salt. Let stand 30 minutes to release excess moisture. Rinse eggplant; pat dry.

Place flour in small bowl. Place eggs in second bowl. In third small bowl, combine panko and Parmesan cheese.

In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Dip eggplant slices in flour, eggs and panko mixture. Add slices to hot oil. Cook, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
Meanwhile, place about 1/4 cup spinach on bottom half of each roll; drizzle with vinaigrette. Top each roll with 1 slice fried eggplant, tomato, mozzarella cheese and salami. Cover with tops halves of rolls.