The first bite of a delicious vegetable fitter is always the best bite.
My friend and chef Laura Arredondo has shared another fabulous recipe...vegetable fritters. She said, "Liz, these fritters are really good. Maybe you read the recipe and make some corrections. Any questions I’m at home. Bye". She's one of the most wonderful people I know.
So, I tried the recipe today...and she's right, it's so good. I can say, I've never made fritters before and they are one of the easiest and most delicious recipes to date. It's like holding a little quiche in your hand. I'm a fan of heat, so I dipped my fritter in Frank's Red Hot Sauce and it was such a treat.
Chef Laura said, "My grandson loves them". And I'm sure he does. He's the best little helper I've seen. He will be the next generation chef. Enjoy!
5 Tbsp. flour
1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 cup of milk
Bag or bunch of fresh spinach or any greens
4 green onions
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Salt and pepper
The Batter: Mix eggs, flour (you may substitute with 3 T. flour and 2T. oat flour), baking powder and milk until the texture is similar to pancake batter.
Adding the Greens: For this fritter recipe, you may use any kind of greens available on hand. It may be green mix, spinach leaves, frozen spinach (thaw and squeeze out all the water). Chop and add to the batter. Add green onions or half a yellow onion, minced garlic, salt & pepper (use enough for seasoning purposes), and nutmeg. Mix until you have a thick mix.
The Frying: Heat the oil approximately medium temperature on the stove top. For testing purposes, flick a couple drops of water in the oil to see if it sizzles. With a large spoon. Start by dropping one spoonful at a time in the hot oil. If the oil is too hot the fritter will cook on the outside and be raw on the inside. Frying time is approximately two minutes per side and the fritter should turn golden brown on each side.
Ready to Serve: When ready, place them on a paper towel. You can also make them in the oven or in your air fryer . With this recipe, you can make 12 large or 20 smaller fritters.