45 Minutes
Feta Cheese Fritters with Aubergine and Pistachio Rice

Feta Cheese Fritters with Aubergine and Pistachio Rice

An aubergine, pistachio and rice salad dressed with lemon caper dressing accompanied by Courgette and feta cheese combined into a tasty fritter served with a mint and balsamic vinaigrette

 

How it's doneDirections

Step 1

Set the oven to 200C 400F or gas mark 4

Step 2

  • Cut the aubergines into 2 cms thick slices.
  • Place the slices on paper towel and sprinkle salt onto the aubergines leave for 10 minutes

Step 3

  • Rinse the aubergine under running water to remove salt
  • Cut the aubergines into cubes.
  • Add the oil for the salad to the baking tray
  • Add the aubergine to the baking tray
  • Coat the aubergine in oil
  • Place in the oven cook until lightly caramelised

Step 4

  • Add the pistachios to a baking tray
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Turning once part way through cooking

Step 5

  • Make the mint vinaigrette
  • Melt the mint jelly in the microwave or a pan
  • Whisk in the balsamic vinegar
  • Add the oil for the vinaigrette
  • Set a side

Step 6

make the caper dressing

  • Rinse the capers chop the capers finely
  • Squeeze the lemon(s)  add the lemon juice.
  • Add the sugar.
  • Add the oil for the dressing.
  • Stir to mix the ingredients set a side

Step 7

  • Grate the courgettes
  • Squeeze all the liquid from the vegetables.
  • Place the courgette in a bowl
  • Add the flour
  • Beat the egg add the egg(s) to the batter mixture.
  • Add the milk
  • Crumble the feta cheese over the mixture
  • Add the black pepper and stir

Step 8

  • Heat the olive oil in the frying pan
  • Add a tablespoon of the courgette mixture to create each fritter Cook for 5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cook in batches and keep warm in the oven

Step 9

  • Warm the precooked rice by following the instructions.
  • Add the precooked rice to the bowl.
  • Add the aubergine.
  • Add the pistachios stir to mix the ingredients.
  • Chop the sun dried tomatoes.
  • Wash and finely chop the fresh parsley.
  • Wash and tear the basil leaves add to the bowl
  • Add the caper dressing stir to mix the ingredients

Step 10

Place one serving of rice onto a plate

Add two fritters add the mint vinaigrette serve immediately

What you needIngredients

Servings 2
Utensils
  • 2 large bowl
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Large Knife
  • 1 Fish Slice
  • grater
  • 2 Baking Trays
  • 2 small bowls
  • 1 Frying Pan
Fritter
  • 2 courgette
  • 30 grams plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 60 grams feta cheese
  • milk
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
Salad
  • 200 grams Precook Long Grain Brown Rice
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 50 grams Pistachio
  • 4 sprig fresh basil
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
Dressing
  • 8 sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
vinaigrette
  • balsamic vinegar
  • mint jelly
  • olive oil

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