Net Cooking Talk




Go Back   Net Cooking Talk > Cooking Talk Forums > Ethnic Foods Forum

Ethnic Foods Forum Includes Mexican, Japanese, Thai, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-18-2016, 09:36 PM
Embryodad's Avatar
Embryodad Embryodad is offline
Restaurant Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: North West NJ
Posts: 5,677
Thanks: 2,276
Thanked 2,027 Times in 1,072 Posts
Embryodad will become famous soon enough
Default "Eggplant Stuffed Meatballs"

I posted some pics of these Eggplant Meatballs....a while back, but the actual written method is easy.
I make my favorite meatballs mix.
usually ground beef
bread crumbs
egg
grated cheese
salt pepper / seasonings of Oregano / Basil / parsely. etc.

I blanch zebra peeled & cubed egg plant in boiling water for a few minutes to get it soft.
Drain and press out the excess water, and when cooled, add it to the meat mix. Form them in oval and flattened about 2 inches long, and fry till browned on both sides.

I layer the meatballs in a baking pan, and add sauce, cheese, and olive oil on top, and bake about 40 / 45 minutes covered at 350F.

Personally, I like them just fried, and as a side by my macaroni with a small amount of sauce.


Click to open pics of the meatballs.
http://netcookingtalk.com/forums/sho...65&postcount=9
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Embryodad For This Useful Post:
Johnny West (09-18-2016), lilbopeep (09-19-2016)
  #2  
Old 09-18-2016, 09:56 PM
QSis's Avatar
QSis QSis is offline
Grill Master

 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boston area
Posts: 13,256
Thanks: 350
Thanked 3,388 Times in 2,189 Posts
QSis will become famous soon enough
Default Re: "Eggplant Stuffed Meatballs"

That's just brilliant, Jimmy - why did I never think of it???

I will try that with my remaining baby eggplants!

Great photos!

Thank you!

Lee
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-18-2016, 10:06 PM
Embryodad's Avatar
Embryodad Embryodad is offline
Restaurant Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: North West NJ
Posts: 5,677
Thanks: 2,276
Thanked 2,027 Times in 1,072 Posts
Embryodad will become famous soon enough
Default Re: "Eggplant Stuffed Meatballs"

Quote:
Originally Posted by QSis View Post
That's just brilliant, Jimmy - why did I never think of it???

I will try that with my remaining baby eggplants!

Great photos!

Thank you!

Lee
Haaaaa.... just remember. Hold on to those meatballs as you form them.
Adding the eggplant makes em slippery. Like trying to hold on to that bar of Ivory Soap, only remembering, the soap floats, but the meatballs don't.
I don't know what made me say that, but I've noticed, I say and ask a lot of strange things lately.... LOL
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-19-2016, 07:50 PM
lilbopeep's Avatar
lilbopeep lilbopeep is offline
Restaurant Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 15,990
Thanks: 4,958
Thanked 2,746 Times in 1,316 Posts
lilbopeep will become famous soon enoughlilbopeep will become famous soon enough
Style: Gonzo
Default Re: "Eggplant Stuffed Meatballs"

Could I chop or grind the eggplant smaller before adding to the beef or would that change the texture to much?
__________________
http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=125&pictureid=1971

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Never explain yourself. Your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it anyway.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-19-2016, 09:32 PM
Embryodad's Avatar
Embryodad Embryodad is offline
Restaurant Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: North West NJ
Posts: 5,677
Thanks: 2,276
Thanked 2,027 Times in 1,072 Posts
Embryodad will become famous soon enough
Default Re: "Eggplant Stuffed Meatballs"

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilbopeep View Post
Could I chop or grind the eggplant smaller before adding to the beef or would that change the texture to much?
That is a good question, and I think it would be ok, but the larger chopped pieces are more rewarding in taste as you eat the meatballs.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eggplant-stuffed, meatballs

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roasted Eggplant "Sandwiches" QSis Vegetables Forum 3 08-14-2012 12:38 PM
"Ground cherries" or "Husk Tomatoes" QSis Gardening Forum 8 06-15-2010 05:55 PM
"Favourite" vs. "Favorite", etc. QSis Chit Chat From the Pot Rack Forum 20 11-22-2009 08:30 AM
weekend dish for my family "eggplant turkey burger" Derek Chicken & Turkey Forum 4 04-14-2009 12:44 AM
Matterhorn Group Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of "Astro Pops" and "Missile Pops" 3 waybomb Food Safety Forum 0 06-26-2008 06:53 PM




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright NetCookingTalk.com
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design