Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Carrot and coriander fritters

Breakfast: Pecan and walnut granola with yogurt and raspberries

Lunch: Leftover vegan black bean burritos

Dinner: Carrot and coriander fritters on alfalfa sprouts with a little salad and lime dressing

I recently had a request from the lovely Sian for a corn fritters recipe. I was all psyched up and ready to make them last night, then I remembered a fantastic carrot and coriander fritters recipe I made in Sydney and thought "NO! Let's shake things up a little bit! Let's rock the apple cart! REVOLUTION!"

You'll need:
(Feeds 2)
3 carrots, grated
4 spring onions, chopped
handful fresh coriander, chopped
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp plain yogurt / double cream if you're feeling saucy
sunflower oil

Put grated carrots, coriander and spring onions in a bowl
Add in the eggs and flour followed by the yogurt / cream and season
Squeeze the excess juice and form into patties
Fry in the sunflower oil til brown on each side
Serve on top of alfalfa sprouts with a light salad

I shouldn't really have to spell out why you should eat carrots, as every kid born in the 80s got it drilled into them at an early age that they would actually go blind unless they ate them. I'm not sure this is entirely true, but I have it on good authority that 2 carrots a day can give you night vision.

Alfalfa sprouts are fantastic: cheap, available and full of protein and fiber that's easy to digest. It's also thought to be a galactagogue, which unfortunately has nothing to do with space travel and has more to do with inducing lactation, which seems like a very specific benefit, but if you do need to lactate, fill your boots.

And let's remember that any revolution based on carrots and coriander would of course be a peaceful and good one.

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