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Eggplant Fritters

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Ingredients
  Eggplants 2 Pound
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Eggs 2
  Cold milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Lemon wedges 4
  Salad oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash eggplants and peel them.
2) Cut crosswise into slices 1/2 inch thick; then cut into 1/2-inch sticks.
3) In large bowl, toss eggplant with salt.
4) Let stand for 20 minutes then drain.
5) On paper towels, dry the eggplants.

MAKING
6) Meanwhile, in electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, slowly heat oil (at least 1-1/2 inches) till deep-frying thermometer shows 375 F.
7) Make Batter: In a medium bowl, sift flour with baking powder, salt, and pepper.
8) Add eggs, milk, and oil to flour mixture.
9) Using a portable electric mixer, beat until smooth and well combined.
10) Dip eggplant sticks into batter, coating completely,
11) Shake off excess batter.
12) Deep-fry 2 minutes on each side, or just until golden-brown.
13) Fry in batches.
14) With slotted spoon, remove the fritters from fryer; drain on paper towels.
15) Keep warm in very low oven while frying rest.
16) Sprinkle with salt, if desired.

SERVING
17) Garnish with lemon wedges and serve with green chutney or ketchup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Deep Fried
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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