What do you do with those tired old veggies languishing at the bottom of the fridge? The ones that are really a bit past their prime. If you’re a bit of a frugal simple living freak like me, I bet you’re always looking for economical new ways to use them up.
I HATE throwing food away, even if it’s getting a bit ‘long in the tooth’ as my grandad used to say, but it’s so dull to use the same recipes all the time.
When I cleaned my fridge out today before going grocery shopping, I found a few sad little veggies lurking in the depths. There was one very rubbery carrot, a seriously out of date head of broccoli (I trimmed off the top as it was a bit past it) and a rather tired courgette. Not very promising and certainly not something a MasterChef contestant would be delighted to see, but I wasn’t about to be defeated.
Remembering a post about broccoli parmesan fritters over at Smitten Kitchen I decided to have a play with the recipe, change it up a bit and make it my own. Do check out the original post as the recipe is simply delicious!
Spicy Veggie Fritters – Frugal Simple Living Style
For the veggie fritters
- 1 head broccoli
- 1 carrot
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 1 courgette
- 1 medium egg
- 4 tbsp gluten-free flour
- 3 tsp curry powder
- 4 tbsp olive oil
For the dressing
- 2 tbsp soya yoghurt
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- Coarsely grate the broccoli, carrot and courgette into a bowl
- Add the chopped onion, curry powder and stir
- Mix in the flour and beaten egg and stir well until all of the ingredients are well combined
- Pour the oil into a heavy based frying and heat on full power
- Using 2 large spoons, divide the mixture into 6 and form into fritters
- Gently transfer the fritters to the pan and fry until golden brown on both sides, turning regularly
- For the dressing, combine the yoghurt, smoked paprika and lemon juice
- Finely chop chives to taste into the dressing
Serve the fritters on a bed of fresh leaves, adding the dressing on the side.
What are your favourite frugal simple living recipes? I’d love to read all about them in the comments below.