Eggplant Fritters

Having a variety of nutrients in our daily life is essential. Eggplants are known for their nutritious benefits. For example, they help in reducing the cholesterol level and thus protect the heart. Being a person who loves eggplants, I always try new recipes. I found this one in an Italian Cookbook, and I did the recipe as it is. The result was  incredible as we munched those crunchy mouth watering fritters.  I strongly recommend that you try it out.

Ingredients:

2 large eggplants

1 medium onion

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup plain flour

1/2 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped parsley, extra

Method:

Place the eggplants and the unpeeled onion on the range and cook over direct fire for almost an hour or until soft.

toasting

Let them cool down for ten minutes then peel the eggplants and the onion.

eggplant and onion

 

Cut the eggplants into quarters, squeeze, to remove excess liquid, finely chop the flesh and the onion.

Combine eggplant, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg, cheese and flour in

bowl and mix well.

ingredients in bowl

 

mixture

Heat oil in pan, drop 1/4 cup mixture in pan, flatten slightly. cook patties in batches until well browned from both sides.

frying

Drain on absorbent paper. Serve patties sprinkled with extra parsley.

Makes about 10 pieces.

serving plate

 

In this hot toasting weather, nothing beats having such a snack in the afternoon along with some red pepper or some yogurt. Kids will love it. Enjoy.

N.B: for a healthier choice.the patties can be baked in the oven using was paper.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Eggplant Fritters

  1. thanks for sharing. the pictures look great and they sound really nice too! =]
    in Pakistani cuisine, there are similar fritters which are made with chickpea flour and mild spices and there are various types you can make, including eggplant. these are called Pakoras (pak-or-ah). you can cut raw eggplant into circular pieces and coat them in the batter and deep fry them and eat them with tamarind chutney or a cool yogurt raita (mildly spiced whisked yogurt sauce). my favorites are the onion and potato. spinach leaves coated in the batter are delicious too! and some people love the large jalapenos which have the seeds removed and have a filling inside and then are also coated and deep fried. yum!
    Also, please do check out my food-review blog too with posts which you may find interesting at https://eatandtell1.wordpress.com/ =]
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    Bon Appetit! =]

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