Aubergine Fries Recipe With Sumac and Honey

Fried aubergine sticks with sumac and honey

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Easy aubergine sticks: designed to impress your friends and family as a quick dinner-party starter, or as part of an easy lunch. With a minty yogurt dip, this Mediterranean-inspired recipe with sumac and za'atar just needs a drizzle of honey to finish it off.

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Ingredients

  • aubergines 400g about 2 medium
  • plain flour 8 tbsp
  • sumac 4 tbsp
  • za’atar 4 tbsp
  • garlic salt 2 tbsp
  • oil 1 litre for frying
  • honey 2 tbsp

POMEGRANATE AND MINT YOGURT

  • Greek yoghurt 200ml
  • green chilli ½, seeded
  • coriander a bunch
  • mint a bunch
  • pomegranate seeds 3 tbsp

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the yoghurt, whizz together the yoghurt, chilli, coriander, mint and 2 tbsp water in a food processor. Pour into a bowl and add the pomegranate seeds. Set aside for serving.

  • Step 2

    Cut the tops off of the aubergines and cut into thick slices lengthways (about 2cm), then cut into batons. Put in a large bowl of cold water and soak for 1 hour. In a shallow bowl or dish, mix together the flour, sumac, za’atar and garlic salt.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oil in a wok or heavy pan no more than ⅓ full. The oil will be hot enough if a small piece of aubergine sizzles immediately when dropped in. Take the pieces directly from the water and dust in the flour mixture, coating well and shaking off the excess. Fry 4-6 pieces at a time until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and continue until all of the pieces are fried. Arrange on a platter, drizzle with honey and serve with a bowl of the sauce for dipping.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 5
  • Fat 0.7g
  • Carbs 1g
  • Fibre 0.1g
  • Protein 0.2g
  • Salt 0.2g
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