Fried Eggplants with Honey (Berenjenas con Miel)
Fried Eggplants with Honey (Berenjenas con Miel)
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    Eggplants love high heat and they love oil; combine the two, and you have some very happy eggplants. This is one of the most popular dishes at Jaleo. It’s a salty-sweet combo from the south of Spain, where it would be served with dark sugarcane syrup—part of the Arabic influence that has infused so much of Andalusia’s cooking. We soak the eggplant in buttermilk to remove some of the bitterness and soften the flesh, then drizzle it with the best local honey we can find.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds very firm Japanese eggplants
    • 1/4 cup kosher salt
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 cup buttermilk (or another cup of milk stirred together with 1 tablespoon white vinegar or fresh lemon juice)
    • About 4 cups neutral oil for deep-frying
    • About 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
    • Maldon salt

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 279 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 3.65%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 6.5%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 8 mg 2.5%
    • Sodium: 5792 mg 241.35%
    • Calcium: 82 mg 8.15%
    • Potassium: 43 mg 1.22%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.42%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 55 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 7 g 26.01%
    • Sugar: 19 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1.01%
    • Vitamin C 6.48%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total3 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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