Saturday, October 27, 2012

Eggplant Fritters


Even though Tacoma is really starting to feel like home there are some major things I miss about Charleston.  Obviously I miss my wonderful friends.  But food comes in a very close second.  Man oh man.  I could recommend restaurants that would keep you eating for weeks!

One of my downtown favorites was a little place called Five Loaves.  They had a fabulous "pick two" menu.  My favorite combo was a ham & brie sandwich with green tomato jam and slaw and the eggplant fritter salad.

I've been craving these fritters and decided it was just time I made them at home.  I scoured recipes and found one that I tweaked a bit to make it as paleo friendly as possible.  These were to die for.  Seriously, seriously yummy!!

Eggplant Fritters
1 egg beaten
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp coconut or almond flour
1 medium eggplant (about one cup mashed)
dash salt
dash pepper
1 T butter

Peel and dice your eggplant.  Boil in salted water until it is mushy.  While the eggplant is cooking mix your other ingredients in a bowl.

Take your eggplant out of the water and drain.  You want to get as much water out of it as you can.  Then mix well with the other ingredients.  

The online recipe called for deep frying in oil.  Because I'm trying to be healthy and honestly see no reason to do that I made them just like pancakes.  I did coat my pan with an olive oil cooking spray (much healthier than the other stuff that comes in a can).  

These came out a beautiful golden brown color.  Then were light and fluffy and very flavorful.  I loved the slight bit of sweet that the coconut flour added but they would be just as good with regular flour or almond flour.

I served them Five Loaves style on a bed of spinach with goat cheese and roasted asparagus.  I also added shrimp that I sauteed in garlic and olive oil.  It was fabulous!!

I hope you enjoy these fritters as much as we did.  They are a fun new ingredient to add to salads but have plenty of taste to use as a side dish on their own as well!

Enjoy!!

16 comments:

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

I'm also from Charleston and Five Loaves was amazing!!! One of the things that I miss most is Seafood. I've ordered it a few times and could barely eat it! Guess I got spoiled living so close to the coast!

Whitney@SomethingBroughtYouHere said...

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Mama's High Strung said...

Looks delicious and easy to do. Found you on Healthy Mommy Blog Hop!

A Swedish Smorgasbord said...

Wow this is amazing! And perfect low carb!
Popping over from a party, this is fun!

Jill said...

MMmmm they do sound good!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

I love everything with eggplant in it! I sooo have to try these fritters!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

Hi there! I just found you on DIY Dreamer. I LOVE anything eggplant. This looks amazing! I would LOVE for you to come link up to my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-6.html

Lisa
Fresh Eggs Daily

angie gra said...

I love eggplant. This recipe seems simple and deliscious. Thanks for sharing

Printabelle said...

These look so good, I love eggplant but just don't know very many recipes to use it in. That meal from your favorite restaurant sounds amazing, too!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Hi! Stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/clever-chicks-blog-hop-6.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

I Gotta Try That said...

I love this, such an original recipe. Not one you see everyday. I will have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing it on "I Gotta Try That"
Marcie

Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
I can almost taste these Fritters, they look delicious! Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Jessica said...

This looks great. I like that you use alternative flours. Thanks so much for sharing this on Meatless Monday, and sorry it took me a while to get back to you- I was hit with Hurricane Sandy!

Beth said...

Hey! I found you while searching for an eggplant fritter recipe! I remember them from five loaves as well--the chef actually gave me the recipe but it makes about 50. I will tell you that theirs has basil in it as well. Happy cooking!

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