All posts tagged: fritters

5-Ingredient Carrot and Feta Fritters

I’m of the opinion that fritters are really quite good at capturing the tail end of summer and the very beginnings of autumn. They’re best served with fresh, crunchy salad, but are themselves shallow fried, edging us in to the comfort of stodgier treats to come. Plus, they’re orange. Anything that practically brings itself together and has an ingredients list I can count on one hand is always alright by me, and this ticks both of those boxes. You can whip up a quick salad while the fritters are frying and have the whole shebang on the table in 15-20 minutes, if you’re inclined towards speedier kitchen habits. If I could give you two tips, they’d be the following: Serve the fritters with sweet chilli sauce, or a spicy chutney, anything sweet and dippable, it brings everything together beautifully. When clearing up afterwards, pour excess oil into a container for recycling (this is a thing) and then mop up the very last dregs with kitchen towel before attempting to wash up, to avoid greasy slicks …

Pea Avocado Feta Fritters

Avocado, Pea and Feta Fritters

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again because it’s always relevant: my best recipes are always completely unplanned and born out of a desire to use up a few ingredients to make room in the fridge, or more often than not these days a desire to use whatever small amounts I have in to avoid having to go food shopping in my lunch break. I wasn’t expecting this to be anything all that special. This was half an avocado that I’d forgotten about at the back of the fridge from last Monday night that somehow hadn’t rotted beyond recognition, the tiny little portion of peas that had been clogging up my freezer drawer for too long and feta that had seen better days. But my current obsession with turning pretty much everything into something frittery (see: dill sweet potato cake) turned those wholly unimpressive ingredients into a lunch worth telling my friends about. Which is what I’m doing right now. This probably isn’t healthy, but it contains two different green things and Nigella …

Cheer Up Chilli Carrot Fritters

I’ve had a pretty abysmal day, I forgot my on-the-go coffee this morning among various other basic essentials for all human beings that need to be out of the door long before Jeremy Kyle starts – I even left my debit card on the kitchen table. So, for the second night in a row I was faced with making a meal from stuff that was knocking about in the back of the cupboard and the bottom of the fridge door. Boy am I glad I couldn’t stop by Sainsbury’s on the way home, otherwise I wouldn’t have rediscovered the joy that comes with fritters. I first tried fritters as a child in a little vegetarian restaurant on the outskirts of Dartmoor, and I’ve been experimenting with them ever since, but you really can’t beat the simple carrot variety. These saucy little minxes cheered my day up no end, do not be deterred by their fried-ness, they’re almost healthy! I swapped out my standard cooking oil for hemp oil, which is high in those essential omegas …