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Deep-Fried Spiced Baby Aubergine

cook 10 mins
Tags: Spicey
  • 600 g baby aubergines
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • sunflower oil, for deep-frying
  • small handful of chopped mint leaves, to garnish
  • salt
  • lemon wedges
  • chilli powder
  • sea salt
  • Thinly slice the aubergines and place in a bowl with the curry powder. Season with salt and toss to mix well.
  • Fill a wok or small, deep saucepan one-quarter full with sunflower oil and heat to 180°C–190°C (350°F–375°F), or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Deep-fry the aubergines, in 2 or 3 batches, for 1–2 minutes or until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper.
  • Transfer the aubergines to a large serving plate, scatter over a small handful of chopped mint and serve immediately with lemon wedges and a sprinkling of chilli powder and sea salt.
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