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Extra crispy aubergines

Today we are making the most delicious and crispy aubergines that are served with a creamy roasted pepper dip and topped with carob syrup and spring onions!

Vegan, nut free, soy free | Serves 2 | MAIN


  • 4 aubergines (eggplants)
  • Oil for frying
  • 100g flour


  • 200g breadcrumbs
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon each smoked paprika, garlic granules and dried parsley


  • 150g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano, paprika, garlic granules, dried parsley and chili flakes
  • 250g water

Serve with:



1.Poke with a folk the aubergines and place them in a baking tray.

2.Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes.

3.Spread the 100g of flour on a place with a pinch of salt.

4.In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the coating and whisk to combine.

5.In a separate large bowl, add all the ingredients for the batter and whisk well, then place in the fridge to rest for a bit.

6.Once the aubergines are baked, place them in a bowl and cover with clean film. Let them rest for 10-15 minutes.

7.While waiting you can prep the roasted red pepper dip.

8.Use a knife to carefully remove the skin of the aubergines and use a fork to press them slightly down to create a bigger surface.


9.Then start the coating, first in the flour, then in the batter and finally in the breadcrumb mixture.


10.Place each aubergine on a plate and once you have finish coating all of the you can start frying.

11.Heat the vegetable oil in a shallow pan or pot and once the oil is hot, add few pieces carefully. Fry them for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

12.Fry them in batches, as you don't want to overcrowd the pan (I dried 2 at a time).

13.Once they are cooked, place them on a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil and sprinkle some salt.

14.Serve with the red pepper dip, drizzle some carob syrup and sprinkle some spring onions.




*If you can't find carob syrup, you can use balsamic glaze or pomegranate molasses.

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