How to Fry Coconut Garden Eggs Eggplants
|Healthier version of fried eggplants is roasted eggplants, potatoes and vegetables|
This simple Fried Eggplant recipe creates an easy crispy texture and only needs a couple of unique ingredients
What are garden eggs? Garden eggs are a smaller variety of the eggplant that is highly cultivated and valued in most sub-Saharan African countries.
The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant and is roughly the same size as a chicken egg. In African Igbo society, the garden egg represents fruitfulness and good fortune.
Coconut Garden Eggs
1 large eggplant, peeled and finely diced
2 medium eggs, beaten
1½ coconut water
¼ cup coconut milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup coconut flakes
Ground dry hot peppers to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying in a deep fat fryer
Add all ingredients adding more flour if necessary to make a thick batter. Drop by spoonfuls into hot oil until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel, sprinkle with additional salt and enjoy.