Cedarlane Eggplant Parmesan
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I’m not too fond of chicken parm only because i hate chicken cutlets, and i really don’t like fried food. But, Cedarlane’s Eggplant Parm is slices of baked eggplant, with cheese, lightly roasted vegetables and a sundried tomato sauce.
After heating it up in the microwave, the picture on the box certainly does not depict what I had. They show 2 long slices of eggplant with cheese and veggies. It was about 5 or 6 circular pieces of eggplant all mushed together with some cheese and scrambled veggies. But I’m not one to judge on looks, so I dug in. The eggplant was very soft, and “buttery" tasting. There is also a LOT of eggplant, and I didn’t see any breadcrumbs as the ingredients suggest, but perhaps it was just mixed up with all the cheese and veggies. I really liked the “seeded” part of the eggplant--it has a little bit more of a bite and more flavor to it compared to the rest. There definitely is a strong tomato flavor here, probably from the sundried tomato sauce. There also is pa-lenty of cheese in this dish. It was gooey and stringy and it was how cheese is supposed to be. I also liked the parmesan cheese flavor that came through with the veggies.
Overall, this dish wasn’t bad. I think it kind of tasted like Ellio’s pizza, which is a frozen pizza I had a lot growing up. I do, however, almost wish it had less eggplant and they paired the eggplant parmesan with another side dish. It was also a bit too salty for me, but that’s expected with tomato sauce. It is, however, an excellent way to get some vegetables into your day. I would guess at least 3 servings in this meal alone!
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