• Fried aubergine with vinegar and herbs is simply delectable. Aubergine has a wonderful soft flesh, and the skin crisps deliciously when fried. The saltiness of vinegar is the perfect accompaniment. 

    Fried aubergine with vinegar and herbs

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • vegetable oil, to fry
    • 6 baby aubergines, cut into wedges
    • sea salt and freshly ground black
    • pepper, to taste
    • To serve

    • 60ml (¼ cup) fresh coriander,
    • chopped
    • 60ml (¼ cup) fresh mint, chopped
    • apple cider or sherry vinegar
    • fresh lime wedges
    • fresh mint leaves



    Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.


    Fry the aubergines in batches until golden and soft, about 5 minutes. Remove using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. Season well and place the wedges on a platter.


    Combine the herbs. Place the herbs and vinegar in separate dipping bowls.


    Invite guests to dip the aubergines in vinegar followed by the herbs. Serve with lime wedges and mint.