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Eggplant Appetizers (Roll ups)

These Fried Eggplant Appetizers are a delicious combination of garlic mayo, fresh tomatoes, and golden brown eggplant slices, rolled up into a tasty snack.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Russian
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 18 eggplant rolls
Calories 60kcal
Author Dina


  • 2 eggplants
  • 4 tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • Avocado oil for frying (canola or vegetable oil work too)


  • Wash each eggplant and cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Generously salt both sides of each slice.
  • Place the salted eggplant in a colander. Then, place a bowl or plate under the colander because the salt will cause the eggplant to release its bitter liquid. Let the sliced eggplants sit for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat avocado oil in a pan on high heat. Then fry each eggplant for about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
  • Place a paper towel on a plate before transferring the fried eggplant to absorb any extra oil.
  • Cut each tomato into 8 equal wedges and grate or press 2 garlic cloves through a garlic press. Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise and pressed garlic into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Spread the garlic mayonnaise onto one side of each eggplant. Place 1 tomato wedge onto the bottom third of the eggplant roll it up tightly.


These can be made 2-3 days in advance. Just keep them in the fridge until ready to serve. They still taste great at room temperature.


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg