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    Italian Eggplant Balls (Use Just Like Meatballs) Fry or Bake

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

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    BlondieItaliana's Note:

    I've made these for a long time. These Italian eggplant balls are a great substitute for meatballs. Use them just like meatballs, in sauces, in recipes, as a side dish, etc. They can be a vegetarian substitution for many dishes. I like these best fried because I like them crispy. You could bake them instead. They go great "parmesan style" too, in a casserole dish, topped with sauce, parmesan & mozzarella cheese then baked...

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    1. 1
      In food processor, prepare the ingredients that need to be minced or diced mentioned above.
    2. 2
      In a large saucepan, heat oil & gently sauté garlic until golden brown.
    3. 3
      Add diced eggplant & water – then cover & simmer under low heat until eggplant is VERY soft. Drain if watery when done then transfer to large bowl.
    4. 4
      Combine eggplant, breadcrumbs, parsley, eggs and cheese in large bowl. Let stand for 20 minutes.
    5. 5
      Form into balls (same size as you prefer your meatballs to be) and fry in olive oil in large pan or bake in over for 30-35 minute at 325º or until brown.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 02, 2010


      Very good recipe, maybe just a little heavy on the bread crumbs. I might try using fresh bread crumbs next time and season it accordingly.

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    • on October 25, 2008


      Very good. I made them as you said & added a touch of oregano, Baked at 325F for 15 minutes & nothing started to brown, 375F for 20 more minutes with very little browning, broiled for another 3 minutes and that did the trick. Thank you.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Eggplant Balls (Use Just Like Meatballs) Fry or Bake

    Serving Size: 1 (51 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 90.8
    Calories from Fat 41
    Total Fat 4.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 27.4 mg
    Sodium 225.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 3.5 g

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