This recipe is one of many I have discovered to utilize the bountiful eggplant crop my garden has produced this year. The kids will even love eggplant this way!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggplant in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on medium-high 3 minutes. Turn eggplant over and microwave another 2 minutes. The eggplant should be tender, cook another 2 minutes if the eggplants are not tender. Drain any liquid from the eggplants and mash.

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  • Combine cheese, bread crumbs, eggs, parsley, onion, garlic and salt with the mashed eggplant. Mix well.

  • Shape the eggplant mixture into patties. Heat oil in a large skillet. Drop eggplant patties one at a time into skillet. Fry each side of the patties until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes on each side. Patties can be frozen before frying and cooked later.

Nutrition Facts

265.9 calories; 12.4 g protein; 23.6 g carbohydrates; 86.3 mg cholesterol; 910.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2007
Tasty! I used home-grown Japanese eggplants, split them in half, drizzled some olive oil over them and baked them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350°. That gave them a nice roasted flavour. I used a fancy Mexican cheese blend instead of just cheddar and added Italian seasonings and cumin to the cheese mix. I then baked the patties for 20 minutes total, flipping them after 10 minutes. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2003
They were ok. I'm sure they would have been outstanding if you deep fried them but they were pretty limp and took on the taste of the bread crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2007
Tasty! I used home-grown Japanese eggplants, split them in half, drizzled some olive oil over them and baked them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350°. That gave them a nice roasted flavour. I used a fancy Mexican cheese blend instead of just cheddar and added Italian seasonings and cumin to the cheese mix. I then baked the patties for 20 minutes total, flipping them after 10 minutes. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2005
I also added an additional 1/2 cup of bread crumbs and I used about 3/4 cup of cheese rather than the full cup. Then I BAKED them for about 20-25 min. at 350 and flipped them once halfway through. Since they started to look more and more like hamburgers, I decided to go with it...I put one of these on a bun with ketchup, lettuce, mayo, tomato, etc. and it was awesome! It tasted just like a regular burger. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2005
My husband and I both loved them! I halved the recipe since I only had one eggplant. I did not want to fry them, so I "pan fried" them in the oven--I put the oil on a pan and into the oven. When hot and sizzling I added the croquettes, turning half way through cooking. It was a great alternative cooking method. I think next time I'll use a little less oil. I'll be making them again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
I really enjoyed this recipe but I wanted more veggies so I've made some alterations. Which pretty much makes it a completely different recipe. First off I used 1 large eggplant diced it then microwaved. I sauteed 1/2 red onion and 1/2 cup of diced carrots in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil until browned on slightly above Med heat. I let both the eggplant and the onion/carrot mixture cool before mixing with the other ingredients. I also added 1/2 cup of diced black olives and 1/3 cup of canned corn (drained) and 1/3 cup of diced canned mushrooms (fresh are good too). I added about 1/4 cup extra bread crumbs and 1/3 cup extra cheese. I sprinkled in the bread crumbs in order to prevent lumps. I omitted the parsley and added 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne and 1/8 teaspoon ginger. For the frying I added 1/4 cup of peanut oil to 3/4 cup vegetable oil. The whole patty making process is an art. First you gotta use your hands. And second it's all about making them as thin as possible (to cook evenly) while making sure they're thick enough to not break. If you are freezing these I recommend frying before freezing. After frying & patting dry put them on a plate & stick in the freezer for at least 1 hour then place in freezer bags. To reheat bake them on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes (depending on the thickness). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2003
These we absolutely delicious! My mother made them and loved them too. We steamed eggplant instead of microwaving. Only needed one egg. It is a very wet sticky batter. Suggest you scoop out with spatula form patties on cookie sheet and refrigerate before frying. They were worth the effort. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2007
Best eggplant recipe i've tried! i used 2 zucchini in place of one of the eggplants and low carb bread crumbs...still awesome and very low in carbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2005
These are quick easy and a great way to get kids to eat eggplant! I only use one egg chopped onion and I bake them at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes (you'll need to flip them halfway through). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2005
Weird and delicious! These would make good appetizers for a party. We ate ours as burgers like another reviewer suggested here and they were great that way. I had some jarred red peppers on hand from another recipe and I chopped a bit up and threw them in the mix and they complimented this recipe really well. Also added alot more spices a few shakes of garlic salt basil and italian seasonings and seasoned the patties with garlic pepper while I was frying. Versatile recipe we'll make this again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2006
I was very pleasantly surprised by these! I'm not a big fan of eggplant but I'm always up for trying new things and I'm glad I did! Next time I might saute the onions before mixing them with the other ingredients...they didn't quite cook all the way. But other than that these were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2003
They were ok. I'm sure they would have been outstanding if you deep fried them but they were pretty limp and took on the taste of the bread crumbs. Read More
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