Deap Fried Eggplant Balls

    40 minutes

    These spicy eggplant snacks are a great treat for your guests and easy to make. Adjust the chilli to suit your tastes.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 4 medium eggplants, peeled and quartered
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 1 chilli, diced
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place eggplant in a saucepan of salted water then bring to a boil. Let eggplant cook until tender; drain well.
    2. In an electric food processor combine eggplant, flour, egg, white pepper and chilli. Blend until a smooth paste is formed.
    3. In a heavy pan or deep fryer heat vegetable oil to 190 degrees C.
    4. 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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    Altered ingredient amounts. Deap? What does this mean?  -  21 Jun 2011


    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.  -  26 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    very messy. the balls did not stay together when fried. Consistency was mushy.  -  20 Mar 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)