2 large eggplants, peeled and cubed
Salt/pepper to taste
Drizzle of olive oil
2⁄3 cup bread crumbs
1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Chopped fresh parsley or basil (or both)
1-2 cloves fresh garlic minced
2 eggs beaten
On large cookie sheet place eggplant cubes in one layer. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven till fork tender. May take 35 minutes. Set aside to cool or make a day ahead.
Mash or place in food processor only till mashed.
In large bowl add all ingredients including eggplant. As you would making meatballs, combine thoroughly with your hands. Carefully mold meatballs into medium size balls. Roll into bread crumbs. Place meatballs on well oiled baking sheet. Drizzle with some olive oil. Bake at 375 for approximately 15- 20 minutes, or until golden.
Top with your favorite marinara sauce or make mine... :-)
*Freeze very well
Quick Marinara Sauce
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
Olive oil to cover bottom of pot
1/2 white onion chopped
1 clove garlic, sliced
2 leaves of fresh basil
Salt/Pepper to taste
In medium size pot, pour enough olive oil to cover bottom. Get oil nice and heated. Add chopped onion and simmer on low heat with basil leaves until soft, add sliced garlic clove. Let the onion and garlic get soft and tender. Add the tomatoes and stir to combine. Allow the sauce to simmer for approximately 25-30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.