Baked Aubergine (Eggplant) Balls

Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

My toddler loves to eat eggplant this way. To increase the variety of foods she was eating and because I had no breadcrumbs I substituted ground almonds and couscous with good effect. I have also substituted the parsley with finely chopped up vegetables. This is a good base recipe to play around with.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.
  4. Pour in olive oil and saute garlic just until lightly browned.
  5. Mix in eggplant and water.
  6. Reduce heat to low and cover skillet.
  7. Allow eggplant to steam until soft, about 20 minutes.
  8. Place eggplant in a large bowl and allow to cool slightly.
  9. Mix cheese, parsley, eggs, and bread crumbs into eggplant.
  10. Stir with a wooden spoon or your hands until ingredients are thoroughly combined and mixture can be rolled into balls.
  11. Add more bread crumbs as needed to make mixture workable.
  12. Refrigerate mixture for 15 minutes, then roll into balls or form into patties.
  13. Place eggplant balls on prepared baking sheet.
  14. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Delicious! My 13-month-old enjoys them too. I substitued about half of the bread crumbs with wheat germ which worked well, and instead of parsley I used cooked broccoli. I'm thrilled that my toddler liked it so much. :)

fighterflyy September 04, 2007

Great base. Form and bake well. Bland....however I realize you made them for young children. In future I will spice them up or serve with a great dipping sauce for adults. I used Panko bread crumbs and just about doubled the quantity in the recipe. I used cheddar cheese and realize changing the type of cheese could make a great difference.

Ambervim February 19, 2014

This needs something, a little bland. It doesn't specify the cheese, we use parmesan. It definitely needs sauce for dipping!!!

DundieWinner September 13, 2007