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These hearty, delicious eggplant morsels can be used as a replacement for meatballs, or they can be fried into patties and eaten like burgers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
18 balls
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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Pour in olive oil and saute garlic just until lightly browned. Mix in eggplant and water. Reduce heat to low and cover skillet. Allow eggplant to steam until soft, about 20 minutes. Place eggplant in a large bowl and allow to cool slightly.

  • Mix cheese, parsley, eggs, and bread crumbs into eggplant. Stir with a wooden spoon or your hands until ingredients are thoroughly combined and mixture can be rolled into balls. Add more bread crumbs as needed to make mixture workable. Refrigerate mixture for 15 minutes, then roll into balls or form into patties.

  • Place eggplant balls on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 16.1g; fat 12.1g; cholesterol 53.5mg; sodium 257mg. Full Nutrition
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