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Greek eggplant fritters

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Greek eggplant fritters

Method

  • In a bowl, soak the raisins in a generous amount of boiling water for 10 minutes, until they soften. Drain well and set aside.
  • Chop the eggplants in uneven pieces. Add them to a pot full of salted boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.
  • Squeeze the eggplants with your hands to remove any excess water. Finely chop them and transfer to a bowl.
  • Add the pine nuts, gruyere, lemon zest, cumin, breadcrumbs, 2 eggs, raisins, some salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly. The mixture should be workable, not too soft or too hard.
  • Shape into 40 g balls and place in a baking pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to make the mixture more firm.
  • In a bowl, add the flour. In a second bowl, add the egg and whisk. In a third bowl, add the breadcrumbs.
  • Dredge each ball in the flour, dust off from excess flour, dip into the egg and then coat in the breadcrumbs. Repeat the same process for all of the croquettes.
  • In the meantime, heat a deep pan or wok with a generous amount of sunflower oil over medium heat.
  • Add a few balls at a time (do not crowd your pan) and fry for 2-4 minutes, until golden. When ready, remove from pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain from excess oil. Fry the rest in the same manner.
  • In a bowl, combine the yogurt and ground cumin to make a quick dipping sauce.  
  • Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley and serve with Grek eggplant fritters.

Tip

If you don’t want to use the fritters immediately, you can shape them into balls, dredge them in flour, place on a baking pan, wrap well in plastic wrap and store in the freezer. When ready to use them, simply dip them in the egg, coat in breadcrumbs and add to the frying pan.

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

131
Calories (kcal)
7 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

7.0
Total Fat (g)
10 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

2.1
Saturated Fat (g)
11 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

12.0
Total Carbs (g)
5 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

3.8
Sugars (g)
4 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.9
Protein (g)
10 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.0
Fibre (g)
4 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.31
Sodium (g)
5 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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