Sometimes you know what you want to make, You have leftover brown rice, or you want to bake some potatoes or some yams and make a salad, but what to use as a side dish? These go perfectly with just about anything you pair them with. They are savory and quite easy to make. Enjoy!
1 eggplant, peeled and cut into very small pieces
1/2 cup of combined sweet red and green peppers diced
1/2 red onion, diced
Salt to taste
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp, garlic powder
1/2 tsp. coriander powder
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 cup water
Mix all of the dried ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Add the peppers, the onions and the eggplant, and add the water, little by little until you have a dough that is not runny. It should be a bit stiff so that the croquettes won't fall apart when flipped in the skillet.
Form the croquettes with your hands, the size you prefer.
Heat a skillet barely "painted" with olive oil and drop your croquettes into it, allowing them to cook for at least 2 minutes before flipping. Cook them on both sides till golden brown.
Serve plain or topped with your favorite sauce.
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