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(english) Eggplant balls

Ingredients: (for about 20 balls , preparation 40/50 min.)

1 eggplant (about 400 g)
100/130 g bread crumbs
50 g grated parmesan cheese
a handful of pecorino
1 egg
chopped fresh basil or parsley
1 clove of garlic
salt

(Bread crumbs and oil for frying)

Cut the eggplant into cubes and boil it (put it in a bowl with water and salt before to boil). When the eggplant are cooked put it in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and a clove of crushed garlic  and let it cook at high heat for a few minutes so to dry the excess water.
Let cool and pour into a bowl, add the bread crumbs, cheese, egg. basil. Mix the ingredients well. Form balls and  then roll the ball in bread crumbs. Fry the eggplant balls until golden brown.

That’s it … easy, fast and tasty.
I also prepare a version with meat  baked with tomato. I learned  this recipe from my mother, she is a wonderful cook.

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