Veggie Fritters

Ah, if you ever needed a way to eat more vegetables this is it! Crispy seasoned morsels of… well, definitely not overcooked limp tasteless vegetables! 😛 These veggie fritters are a great way of a) using up bits of vegetables b) getting kids (& partners) to eat more veg without realising and c) have a tasty meal that everyone can enjoy without too much effort! Hurrah! 😀

You can of course once you have the basic idea use any mix of vegetables and any combination of spices – make them spicy or add some chopped fresh herbs (parsley or coriander would work great), change how you cook them, vary the flour or the consistency… and just enjoy all the flavours! 😀

 

 

We ate these hot wrapped in flat bread with salad, then ate them cold the next day dipped in a yogurt dressing with slices of allotment cucumber (yes, they keep growing)! I’m thinking carrot and beetroot would be good next time or sweet potato and leeks with sweetcorn. What do you think?

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Veggie Fritters

A selection of vegetables lightly seasoned and tossed in a crisp gluten free batter. 

10 minutes
15 minutes
Time 25 minutes
Created by: Laurena @LifeDietHealth

Gather

  • 2 medium onions thinly sliced and halved
  • 6 medium carrots grated and squeezed keep the juice (drink it)
  • 1 large aubergine grated (or finely chopped)
  • 2 sticks kale (de-ribbed and chopped)
  • 1 medium courgette grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 0.5-1 teaspoon salt (we use pink Himalayan)
  • 4-6 tablespoons gram flour (rice or wheat flour can also be used)
  • oil of choice

Prepare

  1. Put all the vegetables in a large bowl and mix well together.

  2. Add the garlic, pepper and salt and stir through the mixture.

  3. Gradually add the flour and mix (by hand is easier although messy)! You are looking for a sticky consistency which holds together when you gently squeeze a small handful.

  4. It is preferable to start these in oil, then bake,: but you can just fry them, or just bake them too! Heat your oil and add tablespoon sized amounts to the pan - squeeze them together to make flat fritter shapes. I managed to cook five at once in a medium sized pan. Gently flip them over when you can see them browning underneath. Cook in batches and put in the oven on a medium heat while you make the rest. Alternatively put a non-stick mat on a baking tray and add tablespoons of the mix, pressing each one down to make a flat shape. Bake for 20-25 minutes on a medium heat.

  5. Enjoy!

Tips & Storage

  • Eat with salad, vegetables or your favourite grain.
  • Put them in a wrap with some cucumber and yogurt or tahini dressing.
  • Vary the vegetables - try adding sweet potato, chopped broccoli or sweetcorn.
  • Add a sprinkle of paprika or red chilli flakes for a bit of spice.
  • Serve with a dip - barbecue relish, houmous or natural yogurt (we use coconut).
  • Allow to cool then refrigerate covered for up to 3 days.
  • Can be frozen once cool for up to 3 months then reheated in the oven from frozen.

12 Comments

  • Eva Gallon 10th October 2018 at 17:00

    Hi Laurena, currently typing this from Tunbridge Wells library lol. I’m guessing it’s very warm weather where you are too ( 25′ back in southwest Germany!). Anyway, I love anything fritter, pakora, etc- very moorish. I tend to do a BBC veggie burger and Potato Strong pakora recipe. As you have a glut of cucumbers, I was just wondering if you’ve ever pickled them? If you’re interested I follow the Akis Kitchen pickle recipe on YouTube (he’s a bit of a character lol)😁

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th October 2018 at 08:02

      Oh! Did you go from Scotland to Germany to Italy to England? 🤔 That’s a lot of travelling – are you visiting family here? Yes, I was in Cromer yesterday and it was so summery! It rained loads overnight at home though but hoping it will still be warm today! Yes, pakoras and bhajis always go down well- have you tried my lentil pakora recipe? Ah, you should have told me about Akis Kitchen before! It took me ages to find a recipe and I did make two jars! I’ll have a look for my next batch! Thank you!

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      • Eva Gallon 11th October 2018 at 15:36

        Aww, glad you liked that cucumber pickle recipe- it’s so simple too. Hubbie can’t stand anything like that so there’s more for me😃It reminds me of the gherkin slices in McDonald’s burgers lol.
        Yes, there’s been a lot of travelling recently- we didn’t actually intend for it to be back-to-back though (combo of last minute reasons).
        We went to Cromer in 2010, back when I used to eat crab😉

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        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th October 2018 at 16:23

          Lol… I always picked those gherkins out! 🤢 I’m not one for pickles either but I’m guessing freshly made ones are different! Never been a crab fan either, but Cromer is definitely the place to get it! When are you back home?

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          • Eva Gallon 11th October 2018 at 19:59

            Oh no, you were one of those people who picked them out haha. We’re back ‘home’ ( I had to think about that for a second lol) on Sunday- I don’t know how hubbie can do all this driving with a cold😯Enjoy the rest of the week ☺

          • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th October 2018 at 22:20

            Lol… I did think when I wrote ‘home’ but home is where you live… Although thinking about it, when I say home to hubby, I mean where he grew up!😂Oh no, hope your hubby is feeling better soon – make him some strong chilli☺

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  • Eva Gallon 11th October 2018 at 15:43

    Hi again, I’ve just looked at your lentil pakora recipe- it looks very good but do you think I could bake them instead of deep frying?☺

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th October 2018 at 16:26

      Well, you could try! It doesn’t taste as good, but they’re still yummy. You could briefly shallow fry, drain on paper-towels, then bake?

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      • Eva Gallon 11th October 2018 at 19:51

        Thanks, I assumed they’d taste better fried haha

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  • frugal hausfrau 11th October 2018 at 19:00

    I think you’re so right! I’ve just determined to make these for my grandkids when I visit! I just made some zucchini fritters but they’re a bit different. More “batter” but I think I like your healthier version, better!

    Mollie

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 11th October 2018 at 21:58

      Thanks Mollie! Zucchini fritters sound great too!😍This is definitely a recipe to get more veg in- how old are your Grandkids?

      Reply

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