So they’re not the prettiest things on a plate, but these fritters really are the ultimate comfort food that’s packed with loads of zing and crunch! I love that it’s mostly made up of ingredients you can easily find in your fridge or pantry. But if almond meal isn’t handy, you can use oats as a replacement, which works well with my other hearty favourite dish, Asian Chicken Meatballs.
Side note: sweet potatoes are one of my happy foods because not only are they delicious and filling, but they contain the health-promoting antioxidant beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps maintain healthy mucous membranes, skin and eyes. They also don’t raise your blood sugar as high, or as fast, as white potatoes do. And because they’re rich in complex carbohydrates and low in calories, they’re great if you’re watching your weight or if you have diabetes.
Make approx. 15 fritters
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
1 large sweet potato, peeled and finely grated
2 zucchinis, finely grated
1 bulb garlic, finely chopped
1 Spanish onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup of parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup coriander, finely chopped
1/2 cup almond meal
Juice of 2 limes
2 tbsp sea salt
Pinch of pepper
Olive oil for frying
1. Fry the garlic and onion in a heated pan with olive oil for a few minutes until lightly brown.
2. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, lime juice, salt and pepper until well mixed, then add the zucchini, sweet potato and almond meal until well combined.
5. Add the onion and garlic until the entire mixture resembles a wet, gluey mixture.
6. Line a tray or chopping board with absorbent paper.
7. Mould the mixture into flat patties and press them into the absorbent paper until all the liquid you can squeeze out of each patty gets absorbed.
8. Fry each patty for a few minutes on each side until brown and crispy. Make sure there’s a lot of hot oil on the pan after each batch so that the insides get cooked well. Also ensure that you press the patty into the pan so they’re super thin.
9. Serve warm.
Hope these nourish you during winter,