Light eggplant fritters… baked not fried and with a crunchy bite!

Light eggplant fritters… baked not fried and with a crunchy bite!

By 21/06/2017

My daughter is totally addicted to eggplant. She wants me to make eggplant parmigiana all the time.

I promised her that when we will be in Italy she could have eggplant as many times as she likes because my dad grows them in his garden and they are super tasty.

In the meanwhile to stop her cravings I made this quick fritters baked in the oven, super easy and super tasty too!

If you love eggplant like my daughter does (and myself) then you have to try these.

Enjoy summer, here is scorching hot.. love it!

I was recently mentioned as one of  the "Quick and easy cook's top food blogs to follow", very pleased about that! 🙂

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes
  • Yield : 4



Slice the eggplant about 4 mm or 0.15 inch thick. Arrange the slices in a bowl or a plate and pour a little bit of milk over them. Let them rest for a few minutes turning them on both sides.

Sliced eggplant

In a bowl mix the breadcrumbs with the chopped parsley and crushed garlic clove, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and mix well. Coat the eggplant with the mixture pressing well. Drizzle them with a little olive oil.

Sliced eggplant with breadcrumbs and parsley

Line them up on a baking tray and bake them at 180C or 350F for about 20 minutes or until golden turning them on both sides.

Take them out of the oven, sprinkle them with salt and pepper and serve.

TIP: add a couple of tbsp of grated Parmigiano to the breadcrumb mixture for extra taste.

Light eggplant fritters

Light eggplant fritters

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9 Responses to Light eggplant fritters… baked not fried and with a crunchy bite!

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    They look fantastic! These days I almost don’t do any frying any more…you know, the waist line doesn’t like it 🙂 This is a perfect side dish for me, Alida.

    • Alida

      I agree especially in the summer, I don’t fancy fry at all!

  2. All That I'm Eating

    I do love aubergine and this sounds so good. I’m having aubergine parmigiana this week actually – I’ll have to check out your recipe!

    • Alida

      Sounds great! You cannot beat a good aubergine parmigiana!

  3. Margaret

    I love eggplant too. Thanks for this easy and crunchy recipe! I’m going to try making it outside on the barbecue grill, it’s too hot to use the indoor oven already here in New York.

    • Alida

      Oh they must be great on the barby! Enjoy summer!

  4. Chiara

    adesso che ho iniziato la dieta questa versione non fritta fa per me, grazie !

    • Alida

      Meglio per l’estate 🙂 buona giornata.

  5. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    I agree with your daughter….. Aubergine is yummy! Always great to have a a quick dish up your sleeve to use them….. These sound delicious and I will absolutely be making them soon…. x

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