adding ingredients from the kitchen…
This really is ‘Soil to Supper’
The base batter is a simple recipe that is transformed into many tasty variations just by adding fresh ingredients from your garden or kitchen. Let me know if you come up with other ideas!
Basic Fritter Batter –
- 1 ½ cups S/R flour OR 1 ½ cups plain flour + 1 ½ tsp. baking powder – I use gluten free, besan (chick pea) or brown rice flour. Choose your favourite!
- 4 eggs lightly whisked
- 220 ml of milk + water – you can use only water or non-dairy alternative
- Pinch of quality salt + pepper
To make batter –
Sift flour and baking powder into mixing bowl
Add salt and pepper
Blend whisked eggs with water/milk
Add liquid mix to dry ingredients and blend until smooth with hand whisk – better for removing lumps!!
- 2 cups lightly steamed veggies of pumpkin, potato, sweet potato, broccoli or cauliflower florets, zucchini, peas or beans … mix a few together!!
- 1 cup finely chopped greens – freshly picked is best!! In this mix I added 3 fresh comfrey leaves with brazilian spinach leaves
- A few sprigs of chopped fresh herbs – I love using parsley, thyme, marjoram or chives…Keep aside a small amount to use as garnish
Gently blend veggies and herbs into batter
Heat a heavy-based pan with ½ tbsp. oil of choice – I use coconut oil for extra flavour
Add a heaped tablespoon of mixture to pan. When a few bubbles appear it’s time to flip fritter over. Cook on each side until golden brown.
Place on a plate with paper towel while remainder are made.
Serve warm with your favourite condiment or cold with garden salad for a delicious meal
- TIPS – use liquid from steamed vegetables instead of water and milk for batter…adds lovely flavour
- Add 1-2 tsp. curry powder or garam masala (to suit your families taste) to dry batter ingredients
- Cooked bacon or chicken, ham, smoked salmon, fetta or other cheeses can be added
- Add extra water if mixture is too thick…thick mixture makes thicker fritters and they’ll need to cook for longer
- Slice fritter into small pieces for kids lunchboxes…make variations that they enjoy!
Archey’s comments…”Is there more coming Mum?” I’m glad my boys enjoy these…at any time of day!
© cath manuel 23 february 2015