Mediterranean Eggplant (Aubergine) Cakes

Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A lovely vegetarian appetizer. I always sweat my eggplants before making this, to remove the bitter juices. I find it has a better flavor that way.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Brush eggplant slices evenly with olive oil.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and tender.
  4. Remove from oven, and finely dice the eggplant slices.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped eggplant pieces with the garlic, egg whites, parmesan, feta, breadcrumbs, basil and parsley and green onions.
  6. Add the salt and pepper in quantities at your discretion.
  7. Mix everything well and place in the refrigerator 20min to firm up.
  8. (Note: add this stage you may adjust the mixture by adding more breadcrumbs if it does not hold well together).
  9. Divide the mixture into 6-8 equal portions, and shape into a flattened ball.
  10. Coat with flour.
  11. Fry the fritters in shallow oil for 2 mins on either side, till they are golden brown.
  12. Serve with a salad, lemon wedges and a yoghurt sauce to dip into, if preferred.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was simple, flavorful and took no time at all to put together.

5 5

Truly delicious! Next time I'm going to try it with a side of cold, sweet chutney!

I like eggplant but I didn't care much for the texture of the finished patties-somewhat slimy, I'm afraid. Don't know what happened. I used dried basil and skipped the optional feta but otherwise followed the recipe faithfully. I guess that's why they make Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.