Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Eggplant Patties

Source: Better Homes & Gardens? (slightly modified by Aimee)
Makes 6 patties

1 medium eggplant, peeled & cut into quarters (about 3/4 pound)
3/4 cup breadcrumbs, plus extra for coating
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried parsley
1 large egg, beaten
salt & pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400.  Bring large pot of water to a boil; place eggplant quarters in, cover & boil 15 minutes.  Drain & cool.
2. Remove most seeds from the eggplant.  Place in food processor & puree until mush; transfer to large bowl.  Stir in breadcrumbs, baking powder, onion, cheese, parsley, egg, salt & pepper.  Shape into patties, coat in bread crumbs, & place on oiled baking sheet.  Bake 10 minutes per side.

Serving suggestion: top with tomato sauce & mozzarella; broil until cheese is melted.  Serve with spaghetti.

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