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Vegetable Fritters

These crispy vegetable fritters are packed with carrot, corn and peas and make an easy lunch or snack. This simple fritter recipe can be adapted to use whatever vegetables you have on hand making it perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
Course Light Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 fritters
Author Sally

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 medium sized carrot grated
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs such as parsley and oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons canola oil

Instructions

  • Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil and add the frozen corn and peas and cook for 1-2 minutes. Alternatively, cover the frozen peas and corn with water in a microwave safe bowl with a lid and microwave for 3 minutes. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, herbs and spices. Add in the egg and milk and whisk to combine until a thick batter forms. Add in the grated carrot and cooked peas and corn and mix through.
  • Heat a large frying pan on the stove with approximately a tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is hot add ¼ cup of batter to the pan per fritter. Depending on the size of your pan you may need to do this in batches. I usually cook 3 at a time. Once the bottom is golden (about 3 minutes) flip and cook the other side for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil to prevent the fritters from becoming soggy. Repeat until all batter has been used.
  • I prefer to eat them straight away while hot, but you can also eat them cold if you want. They will last in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

You can also use canned corn for these however I would just skip the cooking step. I’ve also just cut off the kernels from a cob of corn and cooked them as per the instructions for frozen and it’s that has also worked fine.
Instead of the combination of baking powder and plain flour, you can simply use ¾ cup self-raising flour.
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