Light, easy to make, and low carb! These vegetable fritter are the perfect meal, appetizer, or side dish. The prep and for this recipe is under 25 minutes, the clean up a breeze (only 1 bowl and one pan), and you have a delicious recipe that’s sure to be a healthy favorite for years to come. Keep in mind that you can also double and triple the batch, and freeze them for the weeks to come. They make a quick and filling fitness treat before or after the gym and can be great for banishing hunger later in the evening when you craving a late night snack!
Fitness Tips: Heating oils such as vegetable, and even olive oil can compromise the integrity of the oil turning them into “bad fats”. Olive oil is best raw. For recipes like these, I prefer to use spray coconut oils or even a good quality MCT oil to cook with. These healthy oils can be heated at a higher temperature without compromising your health.
Recipe Makes 12 servings
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 2 cups shredded zucchini
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (or a binding flour of your choosing)
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup sliced scallions (green and white parts)
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- Sour cream or yogurt, for serving
*Note: using thinner flours such as sweet rice flour may not help the patties stay together as well. Other similar recipes used chickpea flour for a denser and thicker option.
Keto Tip / Low Carb Fitness Tips: If you want to make this dish even lower in carbohydrates, you can choose to use your favorite nut flour. I haven’t personally tried this yet, but it’s always an option.
Directions for Vegetable Fritters
Mix shredded zucchini and carrots, garlic, scallions, eggs, and oil together until vegetables are evenly coated. Next, mix in flour. Mix well until all flour is distributed through out. Add in a pinch of sea salt and stir well.
To create your vegetable fitters, form them in to small patties. Make sure they are well packed and somewhat compact. This will allow them to stay together in the pan and during the flipping process.
Heat a medium frying pan to medium-low heat. For Spray the pan with a touch of MCT or coconut oil. Add and allow the fitters to brown on each side. Roughly 3-4 minutes.
To finish garnish with greek yogurt or sour cream, a touch of additional sea salt, and cilantro. Serve warm and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts For Vegetable Fritters