Eggplant and Cheddar Croquettes

    40 minutes

    The kids will even love eggplant this way, mixed with cheese and spices and fried until golden brown.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 2 medium eggplants, peeled and cubed
    • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
    • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

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

    1. Place eggplant in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on medium-high 3 minutes. Turn eggplant over and microwave another 2 minutes. The eggplant should be tender, cook another 2 minutes if the eggplants are not tender. Drain any liquid from the eggplants and mash.
    2. Combine cheese, bread crumbs, eggs, parsley, onion, garlic and salt with the mashed eggplant. Mix well.
    3. Shape the eggplant mixture into patties. Heat oil in a large skillet. Drop eggplant patties one at a time into skillet. Fry each side of the patties until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes on each side. Patties can be frozen before frying and cooked later. Season with pepper.

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    Tasty! I used home-grown Japanese eggplants, split them in half, drizzled some olive oil over them and baked them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350°. That gave them a nice roasted flavour. I used a fancy Mexican cheese blend instead of just cheddar and added Italian seasonings and cumin to the cheese mix. I then baked the patties for 20 minutes total, flipping them after 10 minutes. Thanks!  -  31 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I also added an additional 1/2 cup of bread crumbs and I used about 3/4 cup of cheese rather than the full cup. Then I BAKED them for about 20-25 min. at 350 and flipped them once halfway through. Since they started to look more and more like hamburgers, I decided to go with it...I put one of these on a bun with ketchup, lettuce, mayo, tomato, etc. and it was awesome! It tasted just like a regular burger. Thanks for the recipe.  -  29 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My husband and I both loved them! I halved the recipe since I only had one eggplant. I did not want to fry them, so I "pan fried" them in the oven--I put the oil on a pan and into the oven. When hot and sizzling I added the croquettes, turning half way through cooking. It was a great alternative cooking method. I think next time I'll use a little less oil. I'll be making them again soon!  -  18 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)