Aubergine-Wrapped Fingers

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      1 hr 30

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

These are the Middle Eastern versions of involtinis. Known as lisan el qadi in Arabic, they literally translate as “tongue of the judge”. Long, thin slices of aubergine/eggplant are rolled to wrap the meat. Their name was possibly inspired by the fact that Iraqis are so fond of meat that a noble judge would always expect his food to be served with meat rather than rice.