I have been thinking about that crazy meatball eggplant parm sandwich that I made. I made this instead. A short cut meal. The first time that I used precooked microwave in a bag pasta. Not bad. I used a Bertolli Rustic cut sauce, nice big vegetables. I browned a little ground chuck and a mild Italian sausage, added in some red wine and the jarred sauce and let it simmer for 40 minutes. I salted my eggplant slices and let them rest to leach out some liquid. I pat them dry, roll in flour, then egg wash then into panko and parmesan. I sprayed them with cooking spray and air fried them 7 minutes on each side at 400.