- 1 large eggplant
- 1 beaten egg
- 3 to 6 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon red or black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Peel and slice one large eggplant. Steam until tender, then drain. Mash and beat until smooth. Add the following ingredients: egg, flour, salt and pepper and baking powder. Beat well Form into 2 or 3 inch patties and fry in deep hot cooking oil. Brown on all sides (a light brown).
Serves 6 to 8.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup amaranth
Combine water, the amaranth, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cups.
Variation with Mixed Tiny Grains: Mix teff, amaranth, and quinoa, the latter thoroughly rinsed, and cook as described.