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.