I decided to try my hand at falafel and eggplant. I'd never cooked falafel before, but ever since I discovered how versatile chickpeas are, I'm on the lookout for new ideas and recipes.
Thanks to a conversation with RangeWoman on Twitter, I was true to my word and cooked the planned dish.
And it was M A R V E L L O U S
True, it took more than an hour to prepare and fry it all, but it was worth it. I'll definitely do either dish again (up to last night, eggplant has not been a favourite with my husband).
I won't type the recipes here, they belong to other people, but you can look them up on www.chefkoch.de (if you understand enough German -- or maybe it can be translated?)
I'll tell you which ingredients I took, though.
For the falafel: soaked chickpeas (not cooked), onion, garlic (lots), coriander, parsnip (fresh would be best, but dried will do, I found), cumin(I forgot to add this), salt*, pepper, a slice of old toast (I forgot to add this, it still worked fine), baking powder, flour.
Mix all in a blender, form small balls:
Oh, and if you have the 'send to kindle app' (and a kindle in the first place) you don't need to print any recipe, just send it to your kindle.
Heat oil in a pan (as hot as possible, then you won't need to deepfry), fry:
* I forgot to add the salt, too, which was the only thing my husband asked me not to forget next time.
The following is vegetarian (if you have ideas for alternatives, please post them in the comment section). For the rolled-up eggplants you'll need an eggplant, of course(choose a long one, the flattest you can find),
some sour cream, some light mayonnaise (or similar), garlic (a lot), an egg, spices (salt, pepper), tomatoes.
Beat egg, turn slices in it, fry them.
Spread with cream, add sliced tomato and roll them up:
Both dishes can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Enjoy, and take the next day off work (due to your garlicky breath ;))