Mozzarella and ham eggplant sandwich

Mozzarella and ham eggplant sandwich

By 16/01/2015

Do you know how to lose weight quickly? Well, walk, walk and keep walking!

I am not keen on going to the gym so recently I decided to walk instead of using the car to go everywhere. I have seen results very quickly!

Having said that I have just come back soaking wet walking back in the rain from the top of the town. Well.. you need to stick to your new year resolutions, don't you?!

As long as you eat healthy, forget about crisps and chocolate and salty ready meals that's enough to lead a healthy life and you will see your weight shifting gently and naturally.

And after talking about losing weight I am giving you a treat today. This eggplant sandwich make a delicious starter or a very tasty snack. I have fried the eggplants but if you prefer a lighter version you can make up your sandwiches, coat them in breadcrumbs, line them up on your baking tray, drizzle them with olive oil and pop them in the oven at 200 C/ 392 Fย  for 15 minutes.

Tomorrow I have a birthday party to go to. My hubby' s uncle is reaching the grand age of 80 so it will be a big party indeed.

I say goodbye for now, I am just about to prepare pizza for tonight.. have a good weekend!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes



Slice the eggplant o.5 cm or 0.19 inch thick and sprinkle them with salt. Let them rest for 15 minutes so they will release the water. Pat with kitchen paper to absorb the excess moisture.

sprinkling salt on eggplant

Take a slice of eggplant then put a slice of ham on it, a slice of mozzarella and finally cover up with another slice of eggplant. Press well then coat with flour, dip into the whipped eggs and roll in breadcrumbs.

Eggplant Mozzarella Sandwich

Heat the oil and fry the sandwiches for a few minutes each side until they look nice and golden.

Eggplant Mozzarella Sandwich

Serve warm with salad.

Eggplant Mozzarella Sandwich

Eggplant Mozzarella Sandwich

As I have used up some ham I had sitting in the fridge I am entering this to No Waste Food Challenge, with Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.

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16 Responses to Mozzarella and ham eggplant sandwich

    • Alida

      Thank you Lina ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Wow, two of my favorite ingredients..eggplant and mozzarella. These mozzarella and ham-eggplant sandwiches are delicious looking and reminds me of a grilled cheese sandwich without the bread. Love this…the cheese must melt inbetween the eggplant and the ham…yummy for sure. I am going to try this. I think everyone would love them. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to your hubby’s uncle. 80 is a big milestone. My dad will be 88 on Feb 9th. God bless them both…Have a fun weekend…
    Dottie ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Diana

    Yum! These look divine!!! And yes….I need to drop a few pounds gained from the holidays, but I think it is gonna take a little more than walking and cutting out the chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have fun at Hubby’s uncle’s party!

  3. Michael D. Baggetta

    Hi Alida, these really look so good, what a great recipe! I agree with walking instead of driving everywhere, this really helps me to not only keep fit but also to slow down and become one with everything, it really helps me to enjoy the present moment! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Alida

      Oh I am with you regarding enjoying the present moment. I am learning to do that myself, your quality of life improves so much if you live in the now and not in the past or in the future. It also makes you appreciate more what you have got and to be happier too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Not a gym-goer myself, so can’t blame that you don’t want to go either :-)) These eggplant sandwiches look fantastic, Alida.

  5. la cucina di Molly

    Anch’io preferisco camminare invece di usare l’auto, almeno quando si puรฒ fare! Buonissimi e gustosi i tuoi sandwich di melanzana, anche se sto evitando i fritti, penso che la versione al forno รจ altrettanto squisita, sicuramente da provare! Buon weekend!

  6. gloria

    Aww these look heavenly cara!
    We love eggplants !!

  7. Fiver Feeds

    Looks really good, I like mozzarella and ham combination for a sandwich!

  8. Elizabeth

    These are adorable! I know what you mean about the weight loss thing. It’s all a balancing act – energy in vs energy out, and it’s not easy! Walking certainly does help. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing your lovely recipe with the no waste food challenge, and I hope you all had a super time at the birthday party!

    • Alida

      Thank you Elizabeth!

  9. Sue Olivant

    These were fabulous and easier than I first thought. I sneaked in a basil leaf and baked them in the oven. Between the two of us we scoffed the lot. There is only one left for a snackette tomorrow – I think they’ll be a scrum in the kitchen to get it! Xxx

    • Alida

      Thanks Sue, always so kind ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Roberto Faedda

    I tried but the eggplant , they were raw, 2 minutes each side is not enough , do I have to cook the aubergine before

    • Alida

      It depends how thick you have cut the eggplant. It will take a few minutes each side (I didn’t specify how long because it depends on thickness).Generally they are ready when they look soft and golden. You can also cook them before if the slices are quite thick.

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