Eggplant Pancakes from Cariadoc's Miscellany Get sweet eggplant and boil it with water and salt until it becomes well cooked and is dissolved or falling apart. You should drain the water, crush and stir it on a dish with crumbs of grated bread, eggs beaten with oil, dried coriander and cinnamon; beat it until all becomes equal. Afterwards fry cakes made with this batter in a frying pan with oil until they are gilded. Make a sauce of vinegar, oil, almori, and mashed garlic; give all this a shaking and pour it over the top. 1 large eggplant ~2 qts water ~2 t salt 1/2 c bread crumbs 3 eggs 1 T oil 1 1/4 t coriander 1 1/2 t cinnamon 2 T vinegar 2 T oil 2 t murri 2 large clove garlic about 6 T oil for frying Peel and quarter eggplant, boil 30 minutes. Drain, mash and mix with bread crumbs, eggs, oil, coriander and cinnamon. Crush garlic in a garlic press and mix up sauce. Fry in oil at medium high, about 1-2 minutes a side. Pour sauce over pancakes before serving. The above recipe is from Cariadoc's Miscellany (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cariadoc/islamic_w_veggies.html#2) I doubled the recipe and entered it in a contest at an Arabian Nights event. I had to add another 1/2 cup of bread crumbs and 2 more eggs to get a paste that would hold together to fry. Murri is an Arabic condiment. Cariadoc gives a recipe for it, but it is very complex and my attempt failed. I made the sauce of vinegar, oil, and garlic. I will make another attempt at Murri. I received no votes for 'best dish'. On the other hand, almost all of it was eaten. I think this would make an acceptable side dish for a feast, it's cheap, filling and tasty.