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Monster Fingers With Blood Sauce

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Serve these Monster fingers with the blood sauce as an appetizer for Halloween or at any kids party and see them disappear in a jiffy. Even the most fussy eaters won't refuse to try them.
Ingredients
  Eggplant 2 Medium
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Cornflour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (for deep frying)
For batter
  White self raising flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , lightly beaten
For pimiento sauce / blood sauce
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Cornflour 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato puree 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned pimientos 200 Gram, drained, sliced (1 can)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut the eggplants into finger like strips.
2. Place them on a rack and sprinkle them with salt.
3. Let them stand for 30 minutes.
4. Rinse them under cold water, drain and pat dry with absorbent paper

MAKING
5. To make the blood sauce by heating the olive oil in a medium saucepan.
6. Add onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes until soft.
7. Add tomato puree, pimientos and saute.
8. Add water to the sauce and stir. Bring to a boil.
9. Blend cornflour in water and stir into sauce. Cook, stirring until the blood sauce thickens and bubbles. Take pan off the heat and keep the sauce warm.
10. To make the batter, sift the flour and chili powder into a bowl.
11. Make a well in the center and gradually stir in water and eggs.
12. Beat into a smooth batter. You can do this in a blender as well.
13. Heat oil in a deep-fat fryer or in a large wok.
14. While oil is heating, coat the eggplant strips with cornflour, shaking off excess.
15. When oil is hot, dip each strip into the batter and drop in hot oil.
16. Fry the eggplant fingers until golden brown.
17. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.

SERVING
18. Serve the Monster Fingers with the Blood Sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Occasion: 
Halloween
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
I made these fritters for my 4 year old niece who hates eggplant. Called them monster's fingers, didn't tell her what they were made of. The first batch was gone before I could make the second!
Subtitle: 
Eggplant Chips with Pimiento Sauce

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