Fresh baked eggplant breaded in crusty panko with yeast flakes and herbs, then layered with vegan tofu ricotta and marinara sauce.
1. Not all panko bread crumbs are created equal. Some have added oil; some have added salt. I found the Dynasty brand panko (found in the Asian section of most grocery stores) to TASTE the best with the oil-free mayo in this recipe, because Dynasty has a small amount of added oil that really brings out the flavor of the eggplant. However, if you're wanting to completely eliminate oil, make sure you use oil-free panko.
2. This recipe tastes best when it is fresh out of the oven. In my opinion, this is not a recipe that you'll want to make in advance.