I grew up in Denmark – more or less in the countryside and had never founded acquainted with the eggplant. I simply can not recall that we’ve ever eaten eggplant in my childhood home. Maybe even hardly seen it. That changed, fortunately, when I met my wonderful husband. For what a world I was introduced to by my in-laws. In Turkish cuisine the eggplant has a very leading role, so I couldn’t escape this vegetable and I’m really delighted to … Now the eggplant is on my top 3 vegetable list 🙂
Therefore, do not avoid this delicious eggplant salad. Or a variant of it, for there are many different variants, each one more delicious than the other. It might look a bit odd, but the taste is outstanding. Just try it.
For this eggplant salad (in Turkish called patlican ezmesi) must be used yoghurt – find the thick fat one with plenty of fat as it has a rich texture and flavor. It is a side dish which is absolutely fantastic as accessories for almost everything! We make this salad as an accessory for 3-4 people, but it is always eaten up, even though we serve several other things alongside.
You will need:
2 large eggplant
1-3 cloves garlic (depending on how strong you want it), chopped into tiny pieces and season with floor
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp thick yoghurt (maybe more)
salt and pepper
Grill the aubergine either in the oven, on the gas stove, grill or in the stove, so that it gets the most delicious smoked flavor and so you easily can peel the skin off. Turn it once in a while to make it equitable fried. Appearances must be brown and bubble slightly, the eggplant should feel soft.
Let them cool a bit ( You’ll learned this when you’ve burned your paws some times – these bandits get severely hot!!) Peel the skin off using a fork or attempt to scrape as much of the meat out as possible.
Chop the meat well – maybe a little rough if you like a little texture. Mix in the other ingredients with a fork and season with salt and pepper. The salad can be served while it is slightly snug, but it’s also excellent cold the next day on bread or as an side dish to köfte. Or try it next time you have a picnic
Enjoy the refreshments 🙂