This recipe comes from chichoskitchen.blogspot.com I haven't tried it Eggplant balls or Polpette di melanzane in italian, is a great appetizer that I learned from my Italian friend. The first time I tasted it I did not guess that it was eggplant. The tender pulp of the eggplant is used to make tasty croquettes. These croquettes are great as a side dish, or on an antipasto platter. After making them, I have found that I enjoy vegetarian balls even more than meat balls. I sometimes serve them with a Lebanese mezze but you can get fancy and make your own marinara and serve them over spaghetti. In both ways, they're simply delicious.