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.
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
Place the eggplants and the unpeeled onion on the range and cook over direct fire for almost an hour or until soft.
Let them cool down for ten minutes then peel the eggplants and the 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.
Heat oil in pan, drop 1/4 cup mixture in pan, flatten slightly. cook patties in batches until well browned from both sides.
Drain on absorbent paper. Serve patties sprinkled with extra parsley.
Makes about 10 pieces.
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.