If I could cook for a living, I would. There’s something so therapeutic about it and for me, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as turning basic ingredients into a scrumptious dish! That’s what I thought when I rustled up these carrot fritters…

raw chickpeas

Carrots are a pretty versatile ingredient but I don’t actually use them that often. I grew up eating a lot of boiled carrots as one of my staple vegetables, but since moving to London with G we’ve rarely eaten them. With that said, I have recently got into buying a bag for the fridge so that I can make carrot sticks and hummus as a snack.

carrot fritter ingredients

I think most children eat a lot of carrots growing up either as snacks, as part of school lunches, or with fish/meat as a side veg – perhaps that’s why there’s an encouraging myth about eating carrots and you seeing in the dark!

carrot fritter mixture
Raw carrot fritters after assembly

Anyway, carrots aside for a second – this recipe is taken from a Waitrose recipe card that I found a while back. I immediately was drawn to it because I’m a real sucker for a vegetable fritter whether it’s courgette, sweet potato or carrot!

It’s a super simple meal to make, but extremely effective. Vegetarian friendly but I challenge any non-veggie to not enjoy these!

Carrot Fritters cooking
Spicy Carrot Fritter on a plate

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Spicy Carrot Fritters With Tzatziki
  1. Put half the chickpeas into a wide, shallow bowl and crush well with a fork.
  2. Add the grated carrots, flour, pul biber, and a generous seasoning of salt and pepper.Mix with your hands, then add 2 tbsp. of chickpea liquid and mix again.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Sizzle the fritters in 2 batches over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until deep golden and crisp. Press them down with a heat proof spatula a few times as they cook.
  4. Heat the pouch of grains according to packet instructions, then fold the remaining chickpeas into it.
  5. Serve with the fritters, spoonful of tzatziki, topped with a pinch of pul biber and fine green beans on the side.
  6. Enjoy!
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Spicy Carrot Fritters

IH xo