Monday, April 2, 2012

Banana Fritters w/ Blackberry Maple Syrup

The name says it all. Bananas, Blackberries and Maple Syrup.
That's pretty much all that's in it, so this awesome-saucem breakfast ain't even bad for you.
Banana Fritters w/ Blackberry Maple Syrup
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp cottage cheese
- 4 tbsp WW flour
- tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 c maple syrup, plus
- 1/3 c blackberries
In a small saucepan bring maple syrup and berries to a boil and then simmer until all the berries have popped and it looks awesome.
Meanwhile, mash the banana with the cottage cheese and then the egg white. Stir in the flour and the cinnamon and add in smore flour if it's not looking thick enough. Melt butter in a pan and fry yourself some fritters.
Top with blackberry syrup and a sprinkling of good-ole salt if your tastes are as unhealthy as mine.
Hot Damn!


This was inspired by a meal I had at a Turkish restauraunt of shaved lamb over mashed smoked eggplant, topped with a rich tomato sauce.
So, when I was given a whole tub of homemade babaganoosh by an Egyptian friend of mine, I knew exactly what to do, and damnit was it good.
I mixed some leftover ground chicken that I had with some thyme, salt and pepper, made it into a patty, grilled it up and served it over a pile of the warmed-up babaganoosh and fried pickles. Some sauted zuchini and fennel on the side, and I had myself a meal.
What made it truly epic though, was the sprinkling of summac - an herb commonly used in the Near East - that my parents brought me home from Istanbul.
Chicken Burger ali Babaanoosh
- 1/3 lm ground chicken
- ground thyme, salt, pepper
- babaganoosh
- 1 large mediteranean pickle
- 1/3 zuchini
- 1 stalk fennel
- 1/3 sweet onion
- summac
Mix thyme, salt and pepper into chicken. Form into a patty and grill. Meanwhile saute onions until soft, then throw in the zuchini and fennel with a splash of white wine, and heat up the babaganoosh. Slice the pickle into thin sheets and fry, then spoon the babaganoosh onto a plate, top with fried pickles, then the chicken burger, and sprinkle with summac. Enjoy with the zuchini and fennel on the side, and enjoy and enjoy.
I wish I could eat this every night.