Monday, February 22, 2010
Making Mondays: Eggplant Fritters
Because we don't have an oven, when Yashar and I do some cooking together it's all about fritters. This time it was eggplant, but zucchini fritters are also favourites. Plus it's one way to Yashi to eat some vegies!
Yashar plays the part of chief button presser, pourer and mixer!...and his favourite part is cracking the eggs!
The recipe we make is based on these Moroccan Egplant Fritters I found on recipezaar.com. We have changed it a fair bit (and it changes every time we make it depending on what we have at home and what I'm in the mood for!). So I'll give you our rough version here:
1 large eggplant (this time we used two of the small round ones as they were freshest at the market - but we actually usually use 2 of the small thin ones)
2 cloves of garlic
2 cups of breadcrumbs
A small handful of kuş üzümü (small currants I think)
Some sultanas - if we have any
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
Half teaspoon of cinnamon
Salt and pepper
1 cup flour
I often also add some nice cheese that I have blitzed in the food processor.
2 extra cups of breadcrumbs