Vegetable Fritters Two Ways

It is so hard to get people to eat vegetables. Well it doesn’t have to. Now I realize there is so much oil in these and they are super fried but if you are trying to get a few more vegetables into your diet this might be a tasty way to start. Also a great way to delve into more cooking in your kitchen if this is not something you do often.

The recipe is quite simple. With your base vegetable, steam it and blend it (with as little water as possible). Cut up a few other veg and mix with your vegetable pure. Add a bit of flour, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings of preference. Stir. Scoop out 2 tbsp size scoops and fry them in hot coconut oil. Simple right? Cook, blend, mix, fry.

Corn Fritter

  • 2 Cups cooked corn
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp flour (I used rice flour)

Cook your corn and then blend it. Mix in your carrots, onion, and flour. Season with salt and pepper (taste it). Then fry. I needed to fry this about 4 minutes each side on medium heat in coconut oil. Lay on a paper towel to catch excess oil before eating.

Broccoli Fritter

  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 4 tbsp flour

Follow the same process as the corn fritters. Steam and blend your broccoli with as little water as possible (preferably drain and do not add water). Mix in your other vegetables and flour. Season with salt and pepper (maybe also some garlic powder). Then fry in small portions. Because my broccoli was very wet I needed to add extra flour and cook a bit longer. I also added a tablespoon of arrow root powder to thicken it up as well but it worked just fine.

If you are trying a recipe like this for the first time I suggest starting with the corn version because it holds together a little bit better. You can always add more flour a teaspoon at a time to thicken your batter but it does not need to be super thick. I hope you enjoy trying these vegetable fritters yourself.

Jillian Carnrick, founder and manager of The Dancing Herbalist, has a Masters of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine, practices as a nutritionist, and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Is Medicine Professional through the American College of Sports Medicine. The Dancing Herbalist posts on this blog every Thursday. For more of our posts, join us on Patreon. Jillian also presents regular live classes in The Dancing Herbalist’s home herbalist courses online. For more learning opportunities or to work one-on-one with Jillian with her wellness and herbal consultationsvisit The Dancing Herbalist.com.

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