Aubergine croquettes

    Aubergine croquettes


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    About this recipe: This recipe is one of many I have developed to utilise the bounty of aubergines my garden has produced this year. The kids will even love aubergines made this way!

    Serves: 5 

    • 2 medium aubergines, peeled and diced
    • 150g (5 oz) grated Gruyère cheese
    • 125g (4¼ oz) dried breadcrumbs
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • handful chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 250ml (8 fl oz) olive oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place aubergine in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on medium high for 3 minutes. Turn aubergine over and microwave another 2 minutes. The aubergines should be tender, but cook another 2 minutes if they are not. Drain any liquid from the aubergines and mash.
    2. Combine cheese, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, onion, garlic, salt and pepper with the mashed aubergine. Mix well.
    3. Shape the aubergine mixture into patties. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Drop aubergine patties one at a time into pan. Shallow fry both sides of each patty until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes on each side (turn only once). Patties can be frozen before frying and cooked later.


    If you don't have Gruyère to hand, feel free to use Cheddar or any other cheese you wish.

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    Something else. Instead of frying I baked these at 180 for 10 minutes each side. - 27 Jun 2011


    My vegetarian daughter loved these. Thanks for the recipe. - 27 Jun 2011

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