Melitzanokeftedes (Roasted Eggplant Fritters with Tzatziki)

"These are so good. They can be a savoury meze to enjoy with wine or ouzo, or a light meal or snack."
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Ready In:
2hrs 5mins
18 patties




  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
  • Pierce eggplant in several places with tines of fork, place on a baking sheet and bake until soft, turning once, about 1 hour.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Peel, remove seeds and chop pulp coarsely.
  • Place in large bowl (may be prepared up to 1 day ahead) Mix flour and baking powder into eggplant.
  • Add remaining ingredients, season to taste.
  • Combine well.
  • Heat ¼ inch light olive oil (or vegetable oil – but olive oil is tastier) in large skillet over medium heat until hot.
  • Drop in eggplant mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls.
  • Cook fritters until deep golden-brown, about 1 ½ minutes per side.
  • Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Repeat using up all of eggplant.
  • Serve immediately with tzatziki.

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  1. Rainman
    This recipe went over real well. Cut the time by microwaving the eggplant for 7-10 minutes. Cut the cholesterol by eliminating the egg and add a little water if it's too dry.
  2. jmstuart
    The recipe sounds good, but I just spent 15 minutes in "her recipes" trying to find the recipe for "tzatziki" and decided that it wasn't that good. But I may try it without that stuff.


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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