First time making. In fact, I had never eaten it either. I mean I have eaten Chicken Parm but not Eggplant Parm. It is really pretty easy. I did a regular marinara. I put about a .5 lbs of meat in the sauce (Chris loves meat). I sliced the Eggplant pretty thin. Dipped each piece in milk then into the breading. I used the same freshly ground whole grain whole wheat flour that I usually use, garlic, basil, parsley, a small bit of sage, salt, pepper and I used just a couple of ritz crackers, broken into crumbs. Then saute them in some olive oil and butter till a golden brown. I put them on a cookie sheet and topped them with mozzarella and baked at 350 for 10-15 min. All the while have water boiling and I dropped my noodles in just before I put the eggplant into the oven (prefer to get the noodles done earlier rather than later).