Breaded Eggplant Balls with Mozzarella Centers

Palline di Melanzana e Mozzarella

Preparation info

  • For

    4

    Persons
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Marcella Cucina

By Marcella Hazan

Published 1997

  • About

When I wait at the hairdresser or in a doctor’s office I always turn to the culinary columns in the Italian women’s weeklies that are stacked on the table, but it takes a long wait to come across something appealing. I found this variation on the classic combination of eggplant and mozzarella intriguing, and I thought it worth working on.

When you use eggplant in a composed dish, it is usually fried first, but here it is baked, a somewhat simpler operation. You grind the baked eggpl