Subscribe to my Youtube Channel FOR FREE!

Melitzanokeftedes | Greek Eggplant Meatballs

Experience the Authentic Flavors of Greece with Melitzanokeftedes

Melitzanokeftedes - Greek Eggplant fritters - meatballs

Melitzanokeftedes, or Greek eggplant meatballs, are the perfect choice to transport your taste buds to the sunny Mediterranean shores. Bursting with the goodness of eggplants, crumbled feta cheese, and a hint of aromatic herbs, these delightful morsels are a true celebration of Greek cuisine. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or an aspiring home cook, our Melitzanokeftedes recipe promises an easy and rewarding culinary adventure that will impress your family and friends.

The Art of Melitzanokeftedes

Crafting the Perfect Eggplant Meatballs

Step into the heart of Greek cooking as we embark on the journey of creating these mouthwatering eggplant meatballs. Begin by tenderly preparing the eggplants, cutting them into cubes, and gently cooking them until they reach a tantalizing softness. Next, blend them with finely chopped garlic, grated onions, and fragrant parsley to infuse each bite with delightful flavors.

The Cheesy Twist: Feta and Parmezan

What sets our Melitzanokeftedes apart is the generous addition of crumbled feta cheese and grated Parmezan. The creamy, tangy notes of feta beautifully complement the mild sweetness of eggplants, while Parmezan adds a savory depth that will leave your taste buds yearning for more.

A Symphony of Flavors: Seasoning the Mixture

The key to perfection lies in the harmony of seasonings. Our recipe introduces a dash of paprika and a touch of salt and pepper to elevate the taste profile of these eggplant meatballs. Be prepared for a burst of delightful sensations with every bite.

Crisp and Irresistible: Frying to Golden Perfection

As we gently form the mixture into delectable balls, the kitchen fills with an irresistible aroma. In a sizzling pan of vegetable oil, we fry the Melitzanokeftedes to a golden-brown crispiness, resulting in delightful spheres of flavor-packed delight.

Savor the Moment: Enjoying Melitzanokeftedes

As you plate up the Melitzanokeftedes, invite loved ones to gather around the table. Serve these Greek delights with a side of tzatziki or a zesty lemon wedge for a refreshing touch. The combination of creamy, savory, and aromatic flavors will transport your taste buds straight to Greece.

Melitzanokeftedes - Greek Eggplant fritters - meatballs

Embrace Greek Hospitality: Share the Joy

In true Greek fashion, embrace the joy of sharing these Melitzanokeftedes with your loved ones. Whether it’s a family gathering, a potluck, or a casual dinner party, these eggplant meatballs will become an instant hit, filling hearts and bellies with the warmth of Greek hospitality.

So, let the enticing aroma guide you to the sun-kissed flavors of Greece. Try our Melitzanokeftedes recipe and embark on a culinary adventure that celebrates the richness of Greek cuisine in every bite. Opa!

Melitzanokeftedes | Greek Eggplant Meatballs

Melitzanokeftedes | Greek Eggplant Meatballs

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Experience the warmth of Greece on your plate with our mouthwatering Melitzanokeftedes – Eggplant Meatballs. Crafted with tender eggplants, crumbled feta cheese, and a medley of savory seasonings, these delightful bites offer an irresistible taste of the Mediterranean. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, our easy-to-follow recipe guarantees a memorable culinary adventure that will impress your loved ones and leave them asking for more. So, transport your taste buds to the sun-soaked shores of Greece and savor the joy of sharing these Melitzanokeftedes with family and friends. Opa!

Course: Appetizers, SidesCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




Total time


Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on


    • 1000 g 35.3 oz Eggplants

    • 3 3 eggs

    • 200 g 7 oz Feta cheese, crumbled

    • 100 g 3.5 oz Parmezan cheese, grated

    • 1 1 Onion, grated

    • 3 3 Garlic cloves

    • 1/2 bunch 1/2 bunch Parsley

    • 50 g 1.8 oz All purpose flour

    • 50 g 1.8 oz Breadcrumbs

    • 30 g 1 oz Olive oil

    • Vegetable oil for frying

    • 1 tsp 1 tsp Paprika

    • 1 tsp 1 tsp Salt

    • Pepper

    Recipe directions

    • Cut the tops off the eggplants. Peel the eggplants, but not entirely.
    • Cut the eggplants into cubes and place them in a frying pan. Season them with salt and add half of hot water. Cover the frying pan with it’s lid.
    • Place the frying pan over medium heat and cook for 7-8 minutes.
    • Let the eggplants cool a bit, then place them in a colander and gently press them to drain excess liquid.
    • Add the eggs in a bowl and mix them for a minute.
    • Add the eggplants, the grated onion, the finely chopped garlic cloves, the finely chopped parsley into the bowl and stir.
    • Add the breadcrumbs into the bowl and mix.
    • Add the crumbled feta cheese, the grated parmezan cheese and stir. Add the flour and stir.
    • Season with salt and pepper, add some paprika and olive oil. Stir and set aside for 10 minutes.
    • Place a frying pan with vegetable oil on the heat. When the oil is hot enough, add a spoonful of the mixture into the pan. Fill the frying pan with eggplant balls and fry both sides until golden brown.

    Nutrition Facts

    30 servings per container


    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Fat 3.7g 5%
      • Saturated Fat 1.8g 5%
    • Cholesterol 25mg 9%
    • Sodium 202mg 9%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Potassium 101mg 3%
    • Total Carbohydrate 5.3g 2%
      • Dietary Fiber 1.4g 4%
      • Sugars 1.6g
    • Protein 3.4g 6%
    • Calcium 73%
    • Vitamin D 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.