Breaded aubergines: the recipe for a delicious and tasty side dish


Grated Parmesan cheese

70 gr

Bread crumbs

6-7 tbsp



Fresh parsley

1 bunch

salt and pepper


Garlic powder


Extra virgin olive oil


Breaded aubergines are  a delicious and irresistibly crunchy side dish, full of flavor and very simple to make. Compared to traditional vegetables au gratin, in this recipe the breading is enriched not only with aromatic herbs but also with grated cheese for a result with a more decisive flavor and impeccable breading . You can also serve them as an appetizer at a buffet or as a light and equally satisfying vegetarian second course .

You can use long black aubergines (to prevent them from having a slightly bitter aftertaste, put them to drain with a little salt for at least half an hour), the round violet ones or even the white ones, with a thin skin and a very delicate flavour .

Breaded aubergines are excellent both hot and cold , so they can also be prepared in advance . You can serve them as a rich and substantial side dish , as an accompaniment to a ricotta and spinach savory pie or an omelette, as an appetizer on a buffet or as a light and gratifying single dish, together with a fresh and crunchy cucumber salad .

If you love appetizing recipes based on aubergines, try also the aubergines in wallet  or the baked aubergine medallions . Super versatile, these vegetables can also be unexpected protagonists in desserts, such as in the sweet parmigiana typical of the Campania tradition.

Find out how to prepare breaded aubergines without missing a step.

How to make breaded aubergines

Step 1

Wash the aubergines, peel them and cut them into slices less than 1 cm thick, lengthwise1.

Step 2

Wash, dry and finely chop a sprig of parsley with a knife and collect it on a plate together with the grated cheese2. Also add the breadcrumbs and a pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder and mix well.

Step 3

Brush the aubergine slices with the oil, taking care to coat both sides and edges3.

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