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Eggplant meatballs

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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Vegetarian Meatballs
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Recipe type: AppetizerAuthor: Melissa CranePrep time: 15 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 55 mins Serves: 4
Ingredients
2 medium Chinese Eggplants, about 1 1/2 cups when chopped
Salt
Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup breadcrumbs
Optional: 2 stalks green onion, cut to 1/2 inch pieces
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 400˚F
Slice the eggplant and sprinkle with salt, let sit for about 8 to 10 minutes to draw out water.
Rinse eggplant slices in water and pat dry.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat, add 1/4 cup water and saute eggplant slices until tender.
Remove the eggplant from heat, and cut into small pieces, about 1/4 inch cubes.
Mix the garlic, ginger, egg soy sauce and eggplant in a medium mixing bowl.
Add the breadcrumbs to the mixing bowl and mix well just until all ingredients are combined well.
Using a spoon, form golf ball sized balls with the eggplant mixture and place in a pan that is well oiled with olive oil.
Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, turning the balls half way through, until the outside is a golden brown.
Optional: Sprinkle green onions on top.
Serve and enjoy!
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epoh
by on Jul. 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM
I wasn't sure how well these would hold up but they're holding nicely! I'm hoping the kids like them. I love eggplant. :)
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SlightlyPerfect
by Bronze Member on Jul. 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I might try these with the massive zucchini I have!

Quoting epoh:

I wasn't sure how well these would hold up but they're holding nicely! I'm hoping the kids like them. I love eggplant. :)


slightlyperfect

epoh
by on Jul. 28, 2012 at 4:43 PM
I bet that would be good too!

Quoting SlightlyPerfect:

I might try these with the massive zucchini I have!

Quoting epoh:

I wasn't sure how well these would hold up but they're holding nicely! I'm hoping the kids like them. I love eggplant. :)


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periwinkle163
by on Jul. 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

 Interesting recipe!

Tam_and_Fam
by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 6:51 AM

i love eggplant as well and always looking for new recipes to use it in.  I'm going to try this the next i have a eggplant

delanna6two
by Ruby Member on Jul. 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM

I hope they like them too....I have not tried egg plant yet.

Quoting epoh:

I wasn't sure how well these would hold up but they're holding nicely! I'm hoping the kids like them. I love eggplant. :)


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epoh
by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 9:44 AM
1 mom liked this
They wouldn't touch them. I loved them. :)

Quoting delanna6two:

I hope they like them too....I have not tried egg plant yet.

Quoting epoh:

I wasn't sure how well these would hold up but they're holding nicely! I'm hoping the kids like them. I love eggplant. :)


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dereksmom09
by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 9:46 AM
I love eggplant but my dh hates it.
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Jul. 30, 2012 at 8:22 AM

 I got some Chinese eggplant in my produce basket this week and was wondering what to do with it.

epoh
by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 8:26 AM
I actually made this differently than the recipe calls for. I used worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, a splash of liquid aminos, cumin, and a bit of liquid smoke. I'm sure you could make these meatballs any way that suits your fancy :)

Quoting SweetLuci:

 I got some Chinese eggplant in my produce basket this week and was wondering what to do with it.

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