Fried chicken tacos with spiced eggplant

Fried chicken tacos with spiced eggplant

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Hungry For That
Makes
8
Photographer
Lauren Bamford

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
8 corn tortillas
coriander leaves to serve
lime wedges to serve

For the spiced aubergine

Quantity Ingredient
1 aubergine, unpeeled
1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
2 tablespoons tahini
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
handful coriander leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon chilli flakes (depending on how hot you like it), plus extra to serve

For the fried chicken

Quantity Ingredient
peanut oil for shallow-frying
800 grams boneless, skinless chicken thihs, cut into large strips
150 grams potato flour
sea salt

Method

  1. To make the spiced aubergine, grill the aubergine on a gas stove or barbecue, directly over a medium flame, using tongs to turn it every minute, for 20–25 minutes, or until the flesh is really soft and the skin has blackened.
  2. Let the eggplant cool then slice it in half lengthways. Gently scoop out all of the flesh and transfer to a colander to drain for 15 minutes. Discard the skin.
  3. Roughly chop the eggplant and combine it with 60ml water and all of the remaining spiced eggplant ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
  4. To make the fried chicken, heat the oil in a frying pan to 170°C/gas mark 3, or until a cube of bread dropped into the oil turns golden brown in 20 seconds.
  5. Coat the chicken strips in the potato flour. Shake off any excess flour then fry the chicken for 5–6 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown.
  6. Drain the chicken on paper towel and sprinkle with sea salt to taste.
  7. Meanwhile, warm the tortillas. Heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Warm the tortillas for about 10 seconds each, or until they become soft and pliable.
  8. To assemble, top each tortilla with the spiced aubergine and the fried chicken. Scatter over some coriander and serve with the lime wedges and extra chilli flakes, if liked.
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