Spicy aubergine pancakes

Spicy aubergine pancakesThese interesting vegetable pancakes have a bit of a kick but they make a great snack with some cooling coleslaw.

Makes 12-14


1 medium aubergine
2 fat cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 shallots, finely chopped
50 g plain flour
5 tablespoons vegetable stock
¬Ĺ teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons chopped parsley or coriander
2 eggs
1 teaspoon sambal oelek or harissa paste
Salt and pepper
little oil for frying
small knob butter


Preheat the oven to 175C/Gas 4.

Prick the aubergine all over with a fork and roast, on a baking sheet, for 30-35 minutes until tender. Let it cool, then scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl and mash it with a fork until it is smooth.

Place the garlic and onions in a non-stick pan with the stock and bring to the boil, simmer for 1 minute until the liquid is reduced by about 1 tablespoon.

Add this mixture to the aubergine with the flour, baking powder, eggs, sambal oelek or harissa and parsley or coriander. Season well with salt and pepper and mix everything together.

Coat a frying pan with a little oil and heat it to a medium heat. Add dessertspoonfuls of the batter to the pan and cook for 2 minutes until the underside is golden. Flip over and drop in the butter.

Fry for a further 2 minutes until golden. Serve immediately.

Comments 5

  • Hi Rosie,
    You have an interesting recipe here. Will try this soon. I’ve heard highly of Scottish dishes like hagus and stowies – could you blog the recipes for them, if you can? Thanks!

  • Hi Jyothsna,
    thanks for visiting my site.
    I’m afraid I’ve never actually made haggis. It was always on the list but I was spoilt by the fact that our local butcher had won awards for the best haggis in Scotland.
    As for stovies, it is the Scottish version of Lancashire hotpot, without the kidneys.It’s a basic dish made with layers of lamb, potatoes and onion. I do have a recipe which I will post for you.
    Hope this is ok.

  • Hi Rosie,

    My DH is a fan of Aubergines / Brinjals. I wud love to make this. But what is sambal oelek or harissa paste..?? Can I omit it or should I replace it with anything else?

  • Hi Anisha,
    Sambal oelek and harissa paste are chilli pastes so you could just add minced chilli

  • Sure Rosie,

    I wud definitely post how it came out!!

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