Inside-Out Eggplant Parmigiana

Ingredients

For Tomato Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can whole tomatoes in juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped basil

For Eggplant Stacks

  • 2 (1-pound) eggplants
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus additional for drizzling
  • 3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes
  • 1/2 pound arugula, coarse stems discarded, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 pound cold fresh mozzarella, ends trimmed and remainder cut into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices

Preparation

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