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Open-Faced Sandwich
Layered with Baby Swiss, Eggplant and Peppers

No recipe image available.Mediterranean-style open-faced eggplant and roasted red pepper sandwich with baby Swiss and Monterey Jack cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 slices eggplant, 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper
4 slices Italian bread
1 clove garlic, cut in half
6 ounces thinly sliced Wisconsin Baby Swiss cheese
Fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup roasted red peppers (about 2 medium)
6 ounces thinly sliced Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese with peppers

Cooking Directions:

  1. Coat eggplant slices with flour. Cook eggplant in 2 tablespoons hot oil over medium-high heat until soft, about 2 minutes on each side, adding more oil as necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Brush one side of each bread slice with oil; rub with cut side of garlic clove.
  3. Place directly on rack of oven; bake at 450°F (230°C) for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  4. On each bread slice, layer Swiss cheese, eggplant, basil, peppers and Monterey Jack cheese.
  5. Place on baking sheet; bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Garnish with additional basil.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.