I love anything fried or with a crunch to it! If you like the smoky flavour of baba ganoush you’ll love these!
For the baba ganoush.
3 garlic cloves, crushed with a teaspoon of salt
1 lemon, juice only
2 tbsp tahini
3 tbsp olive oil
black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
Prick the aubergines with a fork. Bake aubergines until the flesh feels soft when you press it (this will take approx 25-40 minutes, depending on the size of the aubergines.
Once softened allow to cool a bit. I use a gas hob for this part – you could grill the aubergine but I love the smokey smell that comes off the skin while I char it on an open flame.
In a pestle and mortar, crush the garlic with the lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and pepper.
When cool enough to handle, cut the aubergines in half and scoop out the flesh. Mix the soft flesh with the remaining ingredients until smooth.
That is your baba ganoush ready. You could place this in a bowl topping with some olive oil and dig in at this stage OR you could make the mix into fritters which are doubly lovely!
To make the fritters you’ll need to add a few tablespoons of plain flour to the mix. What you’re looking for is a gooey, gluey type of mixture.
Heat a pan, add some oil and fry a big tablespoon of the mixture until golden, flip and repeat till mixture is finished.
These should be served immediately. Yum!