Eggplant and scamorza meatballs quick and easy recipe

Eggplant and scamorza meatballs : I liked them very much, with a side of fresh vegetables they can become a quick and tasty dinner, or an appetizer for a more substantial meal if you have guests. Highly recommended, try them !!!!

Ingredients for 2 people (9 pieces)

  • 2 aubergines (300 gr.)
  • 1/2 clove of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 2 and a half tablespoons of pecorino
  • 2 slices of sliced ​​bread without crust
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 slices of smoked cheese
  • breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper (if you like)
  • fry oil

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How to make aubergine and scamorza meatballs

To prepare the Eggplant meatballs Round aubergines are preferable because they have fewer seeds, I did not find them and I used the long ones, but they are fine anyway. Peel the aubergines, remove the stalk and cut them into cubes; in the meantime, boil salted water in a saucepan, add the eggplant cubes when the water reaches a boil, let it cook for 5 minutes.

Eggplant and scamorza meatballs

At this point you have to drain them, squeezing them well,

drain eggplant

maybe adding a weight on the colander to drain all the excess water. In the meantime, put 2 slices of sliced ​​bread in the mixer and chop them, set aside. Once the mixer is emptied, use it to chop the well-squeezed aubergines,

aubergine pulp for eggplant meatballs

Then transfer the puree obtained into a bowl, add the eggs and all the other ingredients: eggs, pecorino, the previously chopped loaf, parsley and a pinch of salt;

eggplant croquettes

mix everything and start creating the meatballs

Eggplant and scamorza meatballs

(the average weight is 35 gr. with this size the eggplant meatballs will be cooked well inside and not burned on the outside and will be able to contain the piece of smoked cheese without breaking). take some dough, create the meatballs and insert the piece of scamorza cheese, close the meatballs well and pass them in the breadcrumbs,

breading eggplant meatballs

fry them in very hot oil, one minute per side.

eggplant meatballs

Fry them until they become golden, and drain the meatballs on a sheet of absorbent paper. And here are yours eggplant and scamorza meatballs. Enjoy your meal!

WINE PAIRING: Verdicchio of the Castles of Jesi

For the wine pairing I consulted the site: www.vinook.it

Eggplant and scamorza meatballs

Eggplant and scamorza meatballs

Enjoy your meal!

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