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Rolls fried eggplant Sicilian

A summer dish for those with a sweet tooth. With video recipe

by Ada Parisi
5 min read
Involtini di melanzane fritte alla siciliana

How to prepare Sicilian fried eggplant rolls at home: Perfect summer appetizer

Rolls fried eggplant Sicilian. Today I'm going to leave you a Summer recipe with eggplant typical of the kitchen siciliana. Is’ a vegetarian dish and really delicious, which you can also prepare in vegan version omitting the cheese. Usually, in Sicily This recipe is part of the 'roundup of appetizers’ in typical Sicilian restaurants along with vegetable and cheese pancakes, meats and other goodies and is among the most popular, beloved especially by children.

Eggplant rolls: The video recipe step by step

The recipe for rolls fried eggplant Sicilian It is extremely simple to make, but in VIDEO RECIPE on my YouTube channel you will find all my tips and suggestions for a perfect outcome (you have already registered?).

Sicilian eggplant rolls: The variant with grilled eggplant

The Sicilian fried eggplant rolls are stuffed with a tasty filling based on breadcrumbs. If you are looking for a lighter alternative recipe, You can try the lighter version, made using the GRILLED AUBERGINES and thus saving a little’ of calories. The filling is meatless, as usual.

You can serve this typical Sicilian recipe with Eggplant and as Starter, and as Second course vegetarian accompanied by a fresh salad. Do not forgot to take a look at all my RECIPES WITH EGGPLANT and all my SICILIAN RECIPES. Especially now that we're in the right season to use this amazing vegetable. Have a good day!

Involtini di melanzane fritte alla siciliana

FRIED EGGPLANT ROLLS (Sicilian recipe)

Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


elongated eggplants 2, violets or stripped

olive oil or peanut oil for frying

150 grams of grated bread

40 grams of grated Sicilian pecorino Dop

60 grams of shredded PDO parmigiano Reggiano

100 grams of provolone, mozzarella cheese, unripened cheese

salt and pepper

fresh basil


500 ml of tomato puree

extra virgin olive oil

fresh basil


a clove of garlic


To prepare the rolls of fried eggplant Sicilian, you must first prepare the aubergines that will have to rest an hour before frying. Wash the eggplants, cut the ends and slice to one half a centimeter thick about. Put the eggplant in a colander, salt them slightly and let them rest for at least an hour so that they lose the vegetation water. This will absorb less oil for frying.

Meanwhile, prepare the tomato sauce by putting the oil in a saucepan, garlic and fresh basil. Brown lightly until the garlic is browned, then add the tomato puree. Add salt and cook uncovered until the sauce is not thick.

Place in a bowl the breadcrumbs, the Parmesan, pecorino, The broken hand basil. Salt and add a little black pepper, then add as much oil as needed to get a moist and soft compound.

Fry the eggplant until golden brown in plenty of olive oil or peanut seeds, and 170 builds, then put them on the absorbent paper to eliminate any excess oil.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees static.

Pour a little sauce on the bottom of a baking dish. Put the slices of fried eggplant on the work surface, arrange on each of them a little stuffing and roll them up. Lay the rolls fried eggplant in baking dish and sprinkle with the tomato sauce. Spread a little grated Parmesan cheese and a few basil leaves over the sauce and cook for 15 minutes. Garnish the aubergine rolls with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil before serving. Bon appétit!


THE SUGGESTION: The rolls of fried eggplant Sicilian are delicious warm or cold. If there ever would advance, They are great in a sandwich. Seeing is believing.

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Mariav 23 January 2023 - 10:36

Delicious ! Do not fried eggplant but grilled

Ada Parisi 24 January 2023 - 14:58

Thank you! a warm greeting, ADA

Antonella 18 June 2019 - 08:42

Ada Bonjour!!!
How wonderful these rolls, It seems to feel the smell far! And I love the eggplant!
Just try them, I'll let you know!
Antonella ;-)

Ada Parisi 18 June 2019 - 13:23

Try them! And if you were to be dietary remorse, know that you can also get them with grilled eggplant. A hug and good summer!

elisabetta corbetta 18 June 2019 - 08:20

The also I love with the heat
A big kiss

Ada Parisi 18 June 2019 - 13:22

Well and, also because good eggplant are only in the heat! A warm greeting

Giovanni 18 June 2019 - 20:15


Ada Parisi 19 June 2019 - 12:25

Happy? A warm greeting


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