Italian Fried Eggplant Balls

Italian Fried Eggplant Balls

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servings 504 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 504 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 45.8 g
  • 70%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.



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 bread...

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

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 potat...

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 ...

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 futu...

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