Eggplant tips: Eggplant is best prepared right before service. Do not slice eggplant too early in advance; it will brown. Do not slice too thin or it will burn while roasting – it’s better to err on the side of too thick! Avoid eggplant sitting for too long with oil because it is very absorbent.
Clean-up tips: Line your baking sheets with foil for easier clean-up.
Extra options: Can add a layer of grilled chicken to this sandwich for an extra protein boost! Also delicious with a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar in the middle. And feel free to use your imagination on seasoning. Delicious with just salt and pepper but have also used an Italian herb blend or Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning!