Halfway between an aubergine croquettes and a classic falafel is this 100% vegetable recipe, without eggs or dairy, suitable for all (or almost) all audiences. These chickpea and eggplant croquettes can be made in several ways: pan-fried in abundant oil, in an air fryer or in a conventional oven. It’s up to you. A form of incorporate legumes in your menus, going beyond the usual recipes. In addition, all its ingredients are easily found in the supermarket, so you have no excuse.
First of all, we wrap the aubergine in plastic wrap and put it in the microwave. We program 12 minutes at maximum power. When the time has passed, we check the point and, if it is tender, we remove it and let it cool. If this is not the case, we roast it for a couple more minutes.
Meanwhile, wash and drain the chickpeas well to remove the liquid from the preserve. Then we put them in the glass of a robot or a hand blender and grind. Add two tablespoons of chickpea flour, curry, cumin, garlic salt and salt. We shred again.
When the aubergine has cooled down and be handled without burning, we open it in half and remove the meat. We add this to the robot glass and grind again until we obtain a homogeneous paste in which all the ingredients are well incorporated. Let cool in the fridge.
To coat the croquettes, prepare a light porridge with the rest of the chickpea flour and water. Place the flour in a deep dish and add water little by little, stirring to integrate, until you get a consistency similar to beaten egg.
We make the croquettes in the usual way, taking portions of the dough with a spoon and helping ourselves with another to give them their characteristic shape. We passed them through the previous mixture and, later, through breadcrumbs. We are placing them in a source while we form and coat the rest.
Finally, heat plenty of oil in a frying pan. fry the croquettes until golden brown. Let them drain on a tray lined with absorbent paper or on a wire rack and, once ready, serve them immediately. Of course, it is convenient that the garnish is light since the croquettes are quite filling.
Set of 3 stone-effect forged aluminum pans El Corte Inglés
Note: some of the links in this article are affiliated and can bring a benefit to Trendencias
Photos | straight to the palate
In Trendencias | Real bread: 14 artisan bakeries in Madrid where to buy it