Fritters! Yumyum!

Fritters! Yumyum!

You know when you’re hungry but don’t want to eat junk? When you open the fridge and there’s nothing to eat (apart from a drawer full of vegetables and a carton of coconut milk)? When there’s no bread in the house, no ready meals (aka something you made previously and froze)! not even a stash of pancakes!? 😛 Well, this is how these came to be! 😀 I was hungry and wanted something quick but nourishing! Usually I would just open a tin of chickpeas, add some spice (& maybe spinach) and heat through, but this day I wanted more! I wanted substance, I wanted flavoursome, I wanted something I didn’t have! 😛

These have been made several times since and they never fail to amaze me in their taste. I’ve tried (by a friends suggestion) adding freshly chopped green chilli (from the garden no less)! to spice them up a bit. I’ve added a bit of nutritional yeast to give that cheesy taste and I’ve tried adding a curry twist too with a bunch of toasted Asian spices. YUM!

I hope you have 5 minutes spare to try these! Let me know what flavours you think would work well and if you’re on instagram tag your photos @LifeDietHealth

I’m sharing these tasty morsels with the lovely Deborah over at the Plant Based Potluck Party this week 🙂 Come and join the party where you’ll find my mixed berry cake as one of her features! 😀 I guess as these are so tasty (& quick  to whip up) I should take some over to Healthy Vegan Fridays too with Mary Ellen & Kimmy? Enjoy!

Fritters (vegan & Free-From)

  • Servings: 15-20
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gather

  • 1 x 400g chickpeas
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup gram flour
  • Salt to taste (I used Maldon sea salt)
  • Pepper
  • Spices or Herbs (rosemary, chilli, paprika or a mix of curry, turmeric, cumin and coriander)
  • Oil for cooking (I used coconut oil)

Prepare

  1. Drain the chickpeas along with a couple of spoons of the liquid (reserve the remaining liquid for something else). In a bowl lightly mash the chickpeas with the back of a fork.
  2. Season to taste with salt, pepper and your chosen spices. Mix. Taste test. Adjust as necessary.
  3. Stir in the gram flour until you have a batter of dropping consistency.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan (or dry fry if you prefer). Drop in spoonful’s of the batter and cook through until the edges start to crisp. Carefully flip the fritters over and gently press with the back of your utensil (what do you call a fish slice when you don’t eat fish?).
  5. Eat as they are or transfer to a pre-heated oven to keep warm.
  6. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Munch as they are!
  • Dip in your favourite sauce.
  • Serve with a salad, a bowl of soup or with your main meal!
  • Once cool, refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  • Reheat in a pan, a toaster, or the oven.

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6 Comments

  • Kimmythevegan 24th October 2016 at 00:54

    Ooooh these sound great! And they are gluten-free, which makes me happy =) I’m all about quick & easy meals that still provide substance (and taste!). These sound great!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m pinning & sharing. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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    • Life Diet Health 25th October 2016 at 19:11

      Thank you ☺ Schools are on holiday here so we’re having lots of fun! Hope you get a chance to try these… very customisable too☺

      Reply
  • MaryEllen@VNutrition 27th October 2016 at 13:44

    What a great idea! I always have chickpeas around the house so I will have to try these really soon! I’ll let you know when I do!

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  • Life Diet Health 27th October 2016 at 13:58

    Super! 🙂 They’re really quick and easy… very tasty too! 🙂 Thank you 🙂

    Reply
  • Deborah Smikle-Davis 28th October 2016 at 23:21

    My family will love these! I’m so glad you shared your healthy and delicious vegan Fritters at the Plant-based Potluck Party. I’m pinning and sharing.

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 28th October 2016 at 23:43

      🙂 Excellent Deborah! Let me know if you do try them… and what spices you choose! Have a great weekend 🙂

      Reply

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