TODAY | October 01, 2013
>>> it's time to take you into today's kitchen and show you what's cookin'. on the menu, an italian-style vegetable main course .
>> then who knows italian cooking better than sal! from his italian restaurant right here in new york city .
>> glad to have you back.
>> thank you. i made this 20 years ago for people, vegetarians but it gives you a main course . staples with zucchini and eggplant. i sliced them up. i left the skin on. a little flour and egg.
>> egg after that.
>> yes. olive oil .
>> uh-huh, uh-huh.
>> very simple.
>> so far, we can do it.
>> you can do it.
>> how long do you cook those babies for?
>> a minute or two minutes on each side.
>> here we have spinach that we steamed already. i have olive oil and some garlic. i love the smell of that.
>> the idea is to try to keep this dry. the big part about this dish is to keep it as dry as you can so i wouldn't add any more water. salt and pepper .
>> that smells good.
>> smells good, tastes good. we move over here where we start to assemble. this is a baking pan . you put the butter and bread crumbs so when you unmold it, it's easy to do.
>> i already put the layer of eggplant.
>> i love eggplant.
>> you can hand me those?
>> going to make it like a little lasagna?
>> a little sauce. not too much. you want to keep it wet. not too much. a layer of vegetables. now i have the zucchini.
>> oh, gosh. awesome!
>> i can't even fake it.
>> plop down that tomato sauce .
>> cheese. and on on. the layer of spinach now.
>> nice and dry. pat it down. come around this side. come around this side here. . we bake this in the oven at 400 degrees for about --
>> oh, look at it.
>> it's napoleon because it looks like a napoleon.
>> it sure does. how long do you cook this?
>> about 35 to 45 minutes. you put it here in a dish, flip it over.
>> then we put some tomato sauce . parmesan cheese .
>> no cheese for me.
>> give it a shot.
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