Chervil pancakes with eggplant caviar and pomegranate

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      1 hr 15

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By Alice Hart

Published 2018

  • About

Eggplant caviar is also known as ‘poor man’s caviar’, but that’s a misnomer. True, you won’t find a single fish egg here, but this is still a luxurious mouthful to serve as a canapé, or before a special dinner. And topped with pomegranate jewels, they’re as pretty as a picture.


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 medium eggplants (aubergines), halved lengt


Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6). Use a pestle and mortar to crush the garlic with the cumin seeds and a large pinch of salt. Spread this mixture over the cut surfaces of the eggplants then sandwich the halves together and wrap in foil.