Recipe by Nitra Ladies Auxiliary

Meat Patties and Eggplant Layers

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
6 Servings
1 Hour, 40 Minutes

No Diets specified

This hearty dish is a real show stopper! Perfect for the eggplant lover, the eggplant subs in for a traditional burger bun. Feel free to use ground meat or ground turkey instead of the ground chicken breast to customize your meat patty. Serve with a fresh salad for the perfect meal.


Eggplant Layers

  • oil, for frying

Shnitzel Mixture

  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast

  • 6 eggs, slightly beaten

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or 2 cubes Gefen Frozen Garlic

  • 1 matzoh, soaked in water and squeezed

  • 2 1/2-inch slices challah, soaked and squeezed

  • 1/4 cup seltzer

  • salt, to taste

  • pepper, to taste

Tomato Sauce

  • 2 and 1/2 cups water

  • 4 tablespoons sugar


Prepare the Eggplant Layers


Peel and slice eggplant into 1/4-inch slices. Sprinkle with salt and set aside for one hour.


Dip slices first in egg and then in bread crumbs. Fry in hot oil on both sides until golden brown.

Prepare the Shnitzel Mixture


Mix all ingredients well.

Prepare the Tomato Sauce


Brown flour in oil. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat for five minutes.


Make a sandwich consisting of one slice eggplant, schnitzel, and eggplant. Place into cooking sauce and cook on low heat until meat is cooked through, approximately 30 minutes.


Photography by Tamara Friedman

Meat Patties and Eggplant Layers

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Shaindy Jacobowitz
Shaindy Jacobowitz
6 months ago

Delicious! the shnitzel is so buttery that it melts in your mouth! It’s tasty but not too tasty so the kids AND adults love it! it’s a win win in our family! Thank you!

Avigael Levi
Reply to  Shaindy Jacobowitz
6 months ago

Thank you so much Shaindy!

You couldn’t have described this recipe better 🙂 We’re so happy you’re enjoying it!