How to Make Cheesy Eggplant Meatballs

Crispy outside, cheesy inside! Try this unique cheesy eggplant meatballs! Perfect as an appetizer or snack!

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  • 2 pcs eggplant (medium-sized), cut into small pieces
  • 150g chicken meat, minced
  • 8-10 pcs cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 pc onion (small-sized), chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, Japanese-style
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cooking oil, for frying

Cheesy Eggplant Meatballs Recipe


  1. Peel the eggplant then cut into small pieces. Soak in water with salt for about 30 minutes to lessen the bitterness.
  2. Put the eggplant in boiling water. Cook until its texture is soft. Set aside.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Add garlic and onion. Sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add the minced chicken meat. Cook until light brown.
  5. In a bowl, combine the cooked meat, garlic, onion, and the boiled eggplant. Add flour then mix. Mash the eggplant as you mix. Set aside.
  6. Put about 1 tbsp of eggplant mixture on your clean palm. Put 1 piece of cheese cube at the center of the mixture. Cover the cheese all over with the mixture. Dip it to the breadcrumbs until completely coated. Roll into a ball using your clean hands. Repeat until all the mixture and cheese are consumed.
  7. Heat cooking oil in a pan. Deep-fry the eggplant meatballs until golden brown. Remove from the pan then drain the oil using tissue paper or strainer.
  8. Serve with ketchup and enjoy your cheesy eggplant meatballs!

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