Italian Fried Eggplant Balls Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Italian Fried Eggplant Balls Recipe

Italian Fried Eggplant Balls

Recipe by  

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

Back
Next
+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
ADVERTISEMENT

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.
Kitchen-Friendly View
ADVERTISEMENT

Reviews More Reviews

Jan 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.

 
Jan 25, 2004

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

 
Jul 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!

 
Aug 25, 2011

I steamed & processed the eggplant with a couple cloves garlic and chopped onion. Added bread crumbs from three pieces of toast instead of flour. 2 eggs, didn't have pepperocini. added a little powdered potatoes and cheddar cheese. I also added red pepper flakes, cumin, and curry, like another user suggested. Next time I'm going to try pan frying in little cakes. My husband said it sounded gross, but then after dinner, asked to take the leftovers to work. : )

 
Sep 23, 2010

wow. this is awful. i guess the taste is ok, but the texture is mushy and slimy, and it does NOT hold together at all during frying. needs some glue to give it some structure, but in the future ill just have my eggplant sweat and roasted the old fashioned way.

 

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:
ADVERTISEMENT

Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 504 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 45.8 g
  • 70%
  • Fiber
  • 12.5 g
  • 50%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

 Quick & Easy Grilling
Quick & Easy Grilling

Easy weeknight dinners, ready in a flash.

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Related Videos

Easy Fried Eggplant

See a quick-and-easy way to make perfect fried eggplant.

Lamb Meatballs in Spicy Eggplant Tomato Sauce

See how to make mini lamb balls in a spicy tomato and eggplant sauce.

Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

This classic tomato pasta sauce with meatballs is easy and delicious.

Recently Viewed Recipes

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States