How to Make Eggplant Fritters
Eggplant (aubergine) fritters are a quick and easy-to-make side item that can be eaten with rice and other meat dishes, or even on their own as a snack or vegetarian main course. Although not a favorite vegetable for many people, this recipe will ensure that the eggplant is both appetizing and delicious.
3 to 4 medium sized round eggplants.
Note: Medium is considered 1 1/2 pounds.
1 large egg
Salt for taste
A quarter teaspoon pepper powder or any other preferred spice or seasoning
Vegetable cooking oil
Slice the eggplant into 3 mm (1/8 of an inch, or 1/3 of a cm) thick slices.You can slice in rounds or lengths; the preference is yours but round slices tend to be easier to handle.
Soak in salted water for 10 minutes.
- Drain after 10 minutes and leave to one side for later use.
Beat the egg with a quarter teaspoon of fine salt.Add the pepper powder to beaten egg and whisk gently.
- Dip the eggplant slices into the egg batter.
Coat the dipped slices with the breadcrumbs.Place the breadcrumbs into a wide bowl or flat plate and lay the slices direct into the breadcrumbs, and then turn over to coat the other side.
- Lay on a tray or plate while waiting for frying. Keep this tray or plate close to the stove top for ease of use.
Fry the coated eggplant slices in oil until golden brown in color.
Drain the oil off each fritter on wax paper, kitchen towel, or cardboard.
Serve.Eggplant fritters can be eaten and served in many different and creative ways. They can be served as a meal of their own, accompanied by salad and vegetables, or they can be served as a side dish.
- They make great snacks.
- Pickles, flavored mayonnaise, and sauces go well with eggplant fritters.
- Serve with vegetables as a delicious vegetarian meal when vegetarians turn up without warning.
QuestionCan the eggplant be baked instead of fried?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, but it may change the texture.Thanks!
QuestionCan this recipe be frozen?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, these eggplant fritters can be frozen.Thanks!
- Bread flour or cake flour can be used as an alternative for bread crumbs.
- 3 mm thick potato slices can also be used as an alternative for eggplant.
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