While I'm on the topic of eggplant... I made this eggplant parmesan and it turned out quite deliciously if I do say so.
It's kind of a pain to make and takes a while, but if you want to simultaneously feed and impress about 10 people, this is the ticket. It makes ahead very well (kind of like a lasagna) so you can do all the slaving away the day before if you want.
I had some people over for lunch after church today who deemed it quite yummy, and then the clincher... "and I don't even like eggplant."