I was passed this rather yummy recipe by a friend who had come up with these creations as a way to increase her son’s veggie intake.
As a mum with a 10 month old who loves finger food, but isn’t as keen on green veggies as he is on his beloved carrot and corn, I jumped at the chance to whip a bunch of these up.
What she didn’t mention was just how delicious they’d be. I ended up making a double batch so that both my son and I could have these for lunch.
Grown ups can enjoy these fritters with a green salad (for even more goodness) or even as a pattie in a sandwich.
Packed full of colourful vegetables and protein, they are the perfect addition to your diet when you are trying to lose weight.
Vegetable based fritters are also a fabulous way to use up any ingredients lurking around in your fridge. You can vary the veggies used, depending on what you have in stock, and even add different herbs so that nothing goes to waste.
Adding a sprinkle of parmesan adds flavour without the need for salt or other additives, while spices like nutmeg and paprika add a little bit of kick, while still remaining kid friendly.
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 1/2 cup grated carrot
- 1/2 cup shredded baby spinach
- 1/2 cup wholemeal or spelt flour
- Handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- Handful of fresh mint, chopped
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten (free range if possible)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tspn ground nutmeg
- Ring grated zucchini out over the sink to remove excess water and place in a large bowl.
- Add carrot, spinach, mint and parsley and use your hands to combine.
- Add egg, flour and nutmeg.
- Using your hands, roll into small balls then flatten into patties.
- Heat olive oil in large frypan over medium/high heat.
- Place patties into frypan, leaving space between so that they cook properly.
- After 3-5 minutes, lift a corner of one pattie to see if cooked through and golden brown. If so, turn patties.
- Cook for another 3-5 minutes on the second side.
- Remove from pan and place on absorbent kitchen paper before serving.
Fritters can be served hot or cold and can also be frozen.
Makes 12 fritters – Calories per fritter – 47
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