I think of this as a deconstructed eggplant parm. It was certainly quicker to put together. I pretty much stuck to her recipe. I did use a lot less goat cheese and did not melt it in the oven. Since I was only cooking 1/2 the batch, they never got cold and could melt the cheese straight out of the pan. I may experiment with baking the eggplant instead of frying at a later date to help with the healthiness.
Definitely making this again!