Bacon Bhajis

Serves 4 as starter or side dish

Ingredients:  2 large onions, peeled and finely chopped; 2 cloves crushed garlic; 170g plain flour; ½ pint of milk; 2 eggs; 8 rashers streaky bacon (smoked or otherwise) ½ tsp paprika; 2 green chillies, finely chopped; 1 tsp salt; cooking oil

  • Grill the bacon rashers until cooked but not crispy.  Chop into 2 cm pieces and set aside.  Put chopped onion, garlic, one tbsp flour and half a cup of milk into a blender and liquidise.
  • Make batter by whisking remaining flour and eggs in a bowl, adding milk in stages.  Add paprika, salt, chillies and onion mixture.  Finally, stir in cooked bacon pieces.
  • Heat oil in chip pan.  When hot enough for deep frying add one tbsp of mixture, turning frequently.  Allow to brown all over.  Remove, dry on kitchen towel and place in warm oven.  Repeat until mixture is finished.
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