Thursday, December 12, 2013

Crispy Vegetable Fritters with Spicy Balsamic Sauce

Sometimes amazing things happen out of nothing! I created this recipe completely from scratch. I actually ran out of eggs and everything I had was onions, carrots, potatoes and lots of seasonings. Is it possible to make anything out of these few ingredients?? No cheese, no butter, no eggs..Yes! What I made is super simple and quick. But the crazy mixture of seasonings, small size of the fritters and the fantastic balsamic sauce made this simple dish outstanding. I basically shredded all the veggies I had and mixed in a variety of spices. Together they created an amazing combination and what I liked most was cinnamon! There was just a hint of it, you may not even notice it, but it did add some nice flavour. These were super crispy and yummy. I dipped them into my favourite balsamic sauce and enjoyed them all day long. Will be definitely making these again and again!

Crispy Vegetable Fritters with Spicy Balsamic Sauce

Olive oil, for frying

2 onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, shredded
2 small potatoes, shredded
pinch salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/3 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
60g flour

1) In a bowl, combine together all the ingredients.

2) In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat some olive oil to coat the bottom (don't be afraid to add a LOT, you want tour fritters to be crispy!)

2) With your hands, form little balls (4-5cm) and flatten them a little, place onto the hot oil and fry a few minutes until golden brown on both sides.

Spicy Balsamic Sauce:

1 cup water

4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp ground white pepper

1) In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and cook on low heat until the quantity is reduced by half. Strain through a sieve to discard the garlic. Let cool completely.


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  1. These did not bind together at all until I best 2 eggs & added to mixture...

  2. You had to make them very small (bite size) and squeeze a little when forming to help them stick together. Maybe that was the problem? Anyway, I'm glad you found a solution :)

  3. I made these with the idea you used what you had on hand and so I added fennel, leeks instead of onion and parsley.
    YUMM and Beyond ! Thnks for the great idea you made my lunch awesome.

    1. Oh thanks! I'm so glad you like it! And I love your alterations, especially leek. I'll have to try this!

  4. I also had to add an egg to the mixture because the potatoes made the mix too watery and it was impossible for them to stick together. After that they were delicious!

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