Crispy Eggplant Fritters with Smoked Mozzarella Recipe

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Submitted by alleycat_lady

Makes 4 servings



Crispy Eggplant Fritters with Smoked Mozzarella

Recipe Ingredients for Crispy Eggplant Fritters with Smoked Mozzarella

2 lb eggplant
1 1/4 tsp salt, divided
2 tbsp olive oil
2 eggs
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 1/4 cups breadcrumbs, divided
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 tbsp flour
4 oz smoked mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 20 cubes)

Recipe Directions for Crispy Eggplant Fritters with Smoked Mozzarella

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut eggplants crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place on layers of paper towels. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt; let stand 30 minutes. Brush 2 large baking sheets with oil. Pat eggplant dry; arrange in single layer on prepared sheets. Brush lightly with oil. Bake until eggplant is tender and dry, about 1 hour. Cool slightly; chop coarsely.

  2. Whisk 1 egg, grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Stir in chopped eggplant (mixture will be soft). Spread 1 cup breadcrumbs on plate. Whisk 1 egg and flour in another bowl. Press and shape eggplant mixture into 1 1/4 -inch-diameter balls. Press 1 piece smoked mozzarella into center of each ball, making sure eggplant mixture covers cheese. Dip balls, 1 at a time, into egg batter; roll in breadcrumbs to coat.

  3. Pour enough oil into large skillet to reach depth of 1/4 inch; heat over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add balls to skillet; sauté until browned, turning often, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 345.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
446
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.1g
32%
Saturated Fat
8.2g
41%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
128mg
43%
Sodium
1474mg
61%
Potassium
696mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
41.9g
14%
Dietary Fiber
9.7g
39%
Sugars
8.1g
Protein
24.1g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 54% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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