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PARM HEROS INSPIRED BY LOTS OF THINGS

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5,847,507 views  The chicken/meatball/eggplant/veal parm hero - not only is it my death row meal, it's the object of affection for many of our favorite fictional characters. Spongebob buys an entire house made of parm hero, Joey Tribbiani nearly takes a bullet for one, Agent Harris feeds one directly to a parasite plaguing his body. Go way over the line for this Italian-American classic today - and yes, in this context, it's spelled 'heros'. I think.

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INGREDIENTS

Eggplant

1 Eggplant

Chicken breast

1 Chicken breast

Italian Red Sauce

Italian Red Sauce

of buttermilk

1 cup of buttermilk

of torn white bread

3 slices of torn white bread

of garlic

2 cloves of garlic

minced onion

1 minced onion

Generous grating of parmesan

Generous grating of parmesan

Generous grating of nutmeg

Generous grating of nutmeg

of basil

¼ cup of basil

of parsley

¼ cup of parsley

dried oregano

pinch dried oregano

beef

1 lb beef

pork

1 lb pork

veal

1 lb veal

of chicken stock

½ cup of chicken stock

of gelatin

1 packet of gelatin

Salt

Salt

Pepper

Pepper

Flour

Flour

Eggs

Eggs

Panko bread crumbs

Panko bread crumbs

Garlic

Garlic

Butter

Butter

Mozzarella cheese

Mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS

1.

Start by making an Italian Red Sauce from Basics With Babish: Sauces

2.

Once you get all the ingredients together and the sauce is simmering, place in the oven with a cocked lid for 4 hours at 325°F.

Italian Red Sauce

Italian Red Sauce

3.

In a bowl mix torn white bread, fresh garlic, small minced onion, a generous grating of parmesan, a generous grating of nutmeg, chopped basil and chopped parsley, and a pinch of dried oregano.

of torn white bread

3 slices of torn white bread

of garlic

2 cloves of garlic

minced onion

1 minced onion

Generous grating of parmesan

Generous grating of parmesan

Generous grating of nutmeg

Generous grating of nutmeg

of basil

¼ cup of basil

of parsley

¼ cup of parsley

dried oregano

pinch dried oregano

4.

Mix chicken stock with gelatin mix and add that to the mixture as well.

of chicken stock

½ cup of chicken stock

of gelatin

1 packet of gelatin

5.

Next add beef, pork, and veal, and season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix until everything is fully combined.

beef

1 lb beef

pork

1 lb pork

veal

1 lb veal

6.

Once combined, shape into balls, and place on a well oiled rack on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 20-30 minutes or until browned.

7.

Slice eggplant and place on a wire baking sheet. Season with salt on both sides and let sit for 2 hours.

Eggplant

1 Eggplant

Salt

Salt

Pepper

Pepper

8.

Remove meatballs from the oven and place in your red sauce. Place sauce on stove and let simmer with meatballs on a low heat for about 45 minutes.

9.

For the eggplant, chicken, and veal

1.

First place in the flour, then into the egg, and then into the panko bread crumbs. For the veal, I used italian seasoning bread crumbs, but you can use either.

Flour

Flour

Eggs

Eggs

Panko bread crumbs

Panko bread crumbs

2.

Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil to 350°F. First add in your eggplant. Make sure you don’t over crowd and that it’s one even layer of frying. Once brown, give them a flip, cook for another minute, let the excess oil drip off and then place on a wire rack to dry. Do the same with the chicken and veal.

3.

Combine butter, garlic, and herbs to make a compound butter and spread that on the inside of a hoagie roll that has been cut in half lengthwise. Place bread under broiler until just brown. Remove from the oven and top one half with either the veal, chicken, meatballs, or eggplant. Place some pieces of mozzarella on top of that and sprinkle it with parmesan and place back under the broiler until cheese is melted. Remove from the broiler and put some red sauce on top of the cheese. Cover with the other half of bread. Cut in half and enjoy!

Butter

Butter

Garlic

Garlic

Mozzarella cheese

Mozzarella cheese

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