Looking for an easy, quick and delicious Sunday brunch treat – then look no further than these Eggplant Burgers.
Eggplant Burgers are healthy and low in fat. The perfect meat-free and guilt-free dish for the BBQ season ahead.
The burgers are high in nutrients, super healthy and low in fat and an excellent alternative to meat-based burgers. Family and friends are constantly surprised when they realise the burgers are meat-free and guilt-free.
They can be eaten hot or cold and can be served with a very simple salad. A great dish which can be prepared the day before as the burgers store extremely well in an air-tight container. It’s the perfect picnic food !
: 15 mins
: 20 mins
: 2 servings
1 large eggplant
½ cup water
2 slices rye bread
30g fetta cheese
Handful of basil
Cooking spray for frying
Salt and pepper to taste
These burgers only require a few key ingredients to make.
Cut the eggplant into cubes and dry fry until brown.
I added a small amount of water to further cook and soften the eggplant. A trick I learned years ago to reduce cooking with fats and oils
Add the rye bread, fetta and basil and mix together thoroughly creating a soft mash or dough.
Mash the eggplant mixture until it's soft and creamy in texture.
Add breadcrumbs to the eggplant mixture.
Fold ingredients to form a firm dough.
Shape the eggplant mixture into burgers.
Using a little cooking oil, dry fry the Eggplant Burgers on both sides for approximately 3-4 minutes.
I served the burgers with a simple salad of tomatoes and rocket and a side of fritters. To make these tasty little fritters take a look at my Eggplant Fritters Recipe
For something healthier try my Eggplant Chips
. The eggplant in this recipe is baked not fried.
Eggplant Burgers served with a simple salad and Eggplant Fritters.
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