THAI-SPICED WINTER VEGETABLE FRITTERS

THAI-SPICED WINTER VEGETABLE FRITTERS

WHAT’S THE BEST FOOD TO WARM US UP THIS WINTER? OUR ANCESTORS WOULD HAVE CHOSEN HEARTY VEGETABLES SUCH AS PARSNIPS, TURNIPS, SQUASHES, ONIONS, SWEETCORN, CELERIAC, BEETROOT AND GINGER TO HELP COMBAT THE COLD.

Far from being boring, winter vegetables are an excellent base for getting creative with warming spices, as well as being full of slow-release carbohydates to sustain our physical activity.

So we’ve fused together the flavours of the orient with British veg to bring you an international superstar of a fritter dish!

These tasty fritters make a great side-dish for a meal, or a light snack. Make extra and put them in lunchboxes for school or work. They’re also a great way to make veg appealing to kids. 

You can interchange the vegetables according to what you like. Just stick to the correct weight. We like using beetroot to add some warming colour.

INGREDIENTS

Fresh ingredients:

200g grated vegetables,

1 onion, finely chopped,

handful fresh coriander,

thumb-sized piece of ginger.

Store cupboard:

3 tbsp Thai red curry paste,

150g plain flour/rice flour,

1 tsp baking powder,

3 eggs,

coconut oil for frying,

Sweet thai chilli sauce, to serve.

METHOD

  1. Peel and grate the vegetables. If you have a food processor with a grating disc this will be much faster.
  2. Peel and grate the ginger and add to the veg. Add the flour and stir until the vegetables are evenly coated.
  3.  Whisk together the Thai red curry paste with 3 eggs until well mixed. Pour the mixture over the vegetables. Stir until everything is coated and sticky.
  4. Warm 1 tbsp coconut oil in a frying pan. Place 1 tbsp of mixture into the pan and flatten slightly with a spatula.
  5. Fry each fritter gently for a few minutes and flip over to do the other side.
  6. Keep the fritters warm in the oven while you do the rest, until you have around 12. 
  7. Drizzle with the sweet chilli sauce then serve with steamed greens.

 


The Author

Kath Webb

Kath is a contributing writer for PayasUgym. Football, running, weight training, yoga and walking are her forte, along with cooking tasty, nutritious food - with a regular batch of cake chucked in.

Comments

Helen P.
12 January 2017

Helen P.

Love these simple recipes. I actually have all the ingredients for these. so will make them on the weekend for lunch.

Paula C.
9 January 2017

Paula C.

These sound lovely, and I would never have thought of using root veg for fritters, nor with the spice. Definitely going to try these.

Lucy C.
9 January 2017

Lucy C.

this looks really good - I'm off to see what is in the fridge! Nothing too complicated either, works for me.

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