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Italian Fried Eggplant Balls

Italian Fried Eggplant Balls

MARBALET

MARBALET

These spicy eggplant appetizers are a great treat for your guests. And easy to make, too!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 504 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 45.8 g
  • 70%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place eggplant in a pot of salted water, bring pot to a boil. Let eggplant cook until tender; drain well.
  2. In an electric food processor, combine eggplant, flour, egg, white pepper, and pepperoncini. Blend until a smooth paste is formed.
  3. In a heavy pot or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drop eggplant paste into the oil one spoonful at a time. Fry until the eggplant balls are golden. Salt to taste and drain on paper towels before serving.
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NANCYALBERICI
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NANCYALBERICI

1/25/2004

Thanks for the great idea. I did adjust the recipe and directions to suit my needs. I mashed the eggplant instead of using the food processor and added potato flakes and Italian flavored breadcrumbs instead of flour for a better rolling consistency. Then I browned them in garlic and olive oil for a real Italian flavor. They are quite tasty and great with spaghetti squash.

Jerrol
24

Jerrol

1/25/2004

very messy. the balls did not stay together when fried. Consistency was mushy.

xray29588
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xray29588

7/20/2008

I used some of the other users idea's and they turned out great! I used one black beauty eggplant and one white eggplant. I added 2 eggs and used itailan bread crumbs and garlic seasoned potatoe flakes. I added some additional itailan seasonings and some magic cheff seasonings. Then I hand rolled them into small meatball size balls and deep fried them. To some of the mix I added some curry, cumin and red pepper flakes. I will definitly use this recipe again. My husband really enjoyed them!

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