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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Fried Eggplant with Cheese

(Peynirli Patlican Kizartmasi, Aegean Region)

Peynirli Patlican Kizartmasi
1 medium eggplant, peel alternating strips of skin lengthwise, cut in round slices

1 cup Halloumi Cheese or Mozzarella, grated
1 tbsp corn starch
1 tsp mint
1/4 cup dill, chopped
1 egg

Sunflower oil for frying

Soak the eggplants in 2 cups of water with salt for about 20 minutes. Squeeze and dry them with a paper towel.

Mix all the filling ingredients in a small bowl. Take a spoonful and place on one side of an eggplant slice. Do not press over the top, instead keep it in a half ball shape.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. First fry the filling side until nicely colored. Then turn over and fry the other side. Place on a plate with a paper towel to soak up extra oil.

Serve while still warm as an appetizer.

5 servings.



At 5:06 PM, Blogger Peter M said...

Binnur, this would make a great meze, thanks!

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Gizem said...

Nowadays I have great interest on appetizers. So great opportunity to try a new one for my archive.

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is time to make appetizer, Bayram and New Year just around the corner:)

At 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just tried the dish - delicious! Dear Binnur, thank you for your nice recipes!

At 1:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur hanim. Dere otum yok, yerine ne kullanabilirim acaba. Kurutulmus maydanozum var.


At 9:49 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Ozcan,
Kurutulmus maydanoz da olur:) Ellerine saglik....

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was so qickly ready! I served these eggplants with pilav with carrots and a chickpeas salad- it all maked for a decent dinner:)


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