Eggplant Croquettes

Eggplant Croquettes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I was going through my photos and I found these photos of eggplant croquettes that I did not get around to posting when I made them a few weeks ago. Fresh local eggplants were still at the farmers market and I was looking for recipes to use them in. In particular I had been looking for a recipe for eggplant fritters as I had recently enjoyed corn fritters and zucchini fritters. I came across this tasty looking post on eggplant croquettes. They turned out pretty good though I had to handle them carefully when frying them as they wanted to come apart. I topped the some of the eggplant croquettes with a simple roasted red pepper sauce and some with marinara sauce that I had in my freezer.

Eggplant Croquettes with Marinara Sauce

The roasted red pepper sauce was just a roasted red pepper, a clove of garlic, some parsley, salt and pepper processed in a food processor.

Eggplant Croquettes

Eggplant Croquettes

  • 1 medium eggplant (sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices)
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • marinara sauce to taste
  • roasted red pepper sauce to taste
  1. Broil the eggplant until golden brown on both sides, about 7 minutes per side.
  2. Let it cool and remove the skin.
  3. Place the eggplant, bread crumbs, garlic, parmigiano reggiano, parsley, salt and pepper in a food processor and process.
  4. Grab a small handful of the mixture and form a patty.
  5. Dip the patty into the egg and then in the bread crumbs to coat.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan.
  7. Fry the patty until golden brown on both sides, about 1-3 minutes per side.
  8. Repeat step 4 through 7 until you have used up all of the mixture.


Dolores said...

Your timing is impeccable! I've got three eggplants in this morning's CSA box and was blog surfing looking for inspiration...

Peter M said...

I never thought to make croquettes out of eggplant...they look great. perhaps refrigerating them (like crab cakes) would help hold them?


This looks mighty good!! Love eggplant! Have to give this a try!!
Nice picture!

Deborah said...

These look very tasty! And the presentation is wonderful as well.

Holler said...

Those look tasty and love the plate! I am a sucker for plates, unfortunately I have no room to store any more!

Anonymous said...

Looks yum :)

tigerfish said...

I like croquettes but not really a fan of eggplant.

sher said...

Oh my goodness Kevin!!! I must make that. Eggplant lovers always appreciate finding a marvelous looking recipe. This looks like a keeper. Lovely pictures.

Lana said...

i absolutely LOVE your foodblog...such beautiful and creative presentation and recipes...and a great camera! if you came from "boring" meals, as you sure did pull a 180! everything looks fabulous...i'm definitely adding this to my blog's links!

Sheba said...

Egg plant croquettes! I was just wondering what to do with all these egg plants. Thanks

Gabby@FoodChowDown said...

wow - those look amazing. I love anything eggplant

Allie said...

How many did this yield?

Kevin said...

Allie: This will make enough for 4 light appetizer servings or 2 light meal sized servings.

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