Eggplant Fritters 3-08-15
I am a big advocate for shopping for fresh local produce at the local farmers market or in the case of out here in Barbados, the Saturday Market. U sing seasonal fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money and eat fresh.
My shopping trip this week yielded the awesome find of eggplants at $2 per pound. Eggplants are very light so 2 pounds of eggplants gave me a big bag! You know what that means... time to experiment! Today's experiment came in the form of Eggplant Fritters. Be forewarned, this is not a healthy recipe! There is frying and cheese involved... "Mmm, cheese". (Homer Simpson Voice)
On to the recipe.
One medium Eggplant, peeled and chopped small
Half a bell pepper (small chop)
Half an onion (small chop)
Hot Pepper, minced
Handful Fresh Basil, chiffonade
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Sea Salt to taste
Two spoons of flour
One egg, beaten
In a pan with olive oil; combine onions, garlic, bell pepper, hot pepper and eggplants. Cook till soft.
After it cools (Please be sure to wait for it to cool! Bad things happen when you add egg to hot mixtures); add thyme, basil, marjoram, cheddar cheese, sea salt, garlic powder, cumin, flour and egg. Mix well
Form balls and roll in breadcrumbs, fry till crispy and cooked through.
Try it out. Let me know what you think!