Deep-Fried Greek Aubergine Turnovers

Deep-Fried Greek Aubergine Turnovers

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Servings: 4
Calories: 304

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large aubergines
  • 9 oz feta cheese
  • 3 1/2 floz bechamel sauce
  • 5 eggs
  • fine dry breadcrumbs
  • light olive oil
  • salt and white peppercorns

Instructions

  • Use a fork to crumble the feta cheese very finely in a bowl; stir in the bechamel sauce and 3 lightly beaten eggs. Season with salt and freshly ground white pepper.
  • Heat plenty of light olive oil in a wok or deep-fryer to 350°F (180°C) mark 4.
  • Cut off the ends of the aubergines, rinse and dry and slice into rounds just under 1/4 in (6 mm) thick. Do not use the tapering ends: the slices need to be large and flat.
  • Deep-fry in batches for 1 minute or until very pale golden brown but not at all crisp or dry. Drain well when removing from the oil; spread out on kitchen paper to finish draining.
  • Beat the 2 remaining eggs lightly in a bowl with a little salt and pepper, ready for dipping the turnovers.
  • Place about 1/2 tbsp of the cheese and egg mixture slightly right of centre on each slice; fold the left side of the slice over it, making the edges meet to form a pastry or turnover, pressing gently but firmly to make the surfaces adhere, enclosing the filling; use a little beaten egg to make them stick together if necessary.
  • Egg and breadcrumb these turnovers one by one, dipping each twice in the beaten egg before coating with the breadcrumbs; as each one is coated, place ready for cooking on a very large platter or chopping board.
  • Deep-fry in batches in the oil for 1 minute, or until the breadcrumb coating is golden brown. Keep hot on kitchen paper to finish draining while the later batches are fried; serve at once while very hot.
Calories: 304 kcal
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Protein: 18 g
Fat: 19g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 261 mg
Sodium: 795 mg
Potassium: 640 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 11 g
Vitamin A: 619 IU
Vitamin C: 5 mg
Calcium: 366 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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