Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Most Amazing Vegetable Fritters (Vegan & Gluten Free)

These vegan Vegetable Fritters make a great appetizer or meal. If you have vegetables to use up, these are a great way to use them up.


You’ll Need:


  • 3/4 cup chickpea flour (garbanzo bean flour)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 3/4 cup corn
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • vegetable oil
  • Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing (optional)


Instructions:


  1. Mix dry ingredients. Add water and whisk until all the clumps are out. Fold vegetables into batter.
  2. Heat pan on medium high heat. Add enough vegetable oil to cover the pan. You can test the oil by dropping a couple of drops of water or the batter into the oil. If they sizzle, your oil is hot enough.
  3. Spoon some of the batter on the pan, fitting as many fritters as you can on the pan you use. Cook until browned. You should be able to lift the fritter easily when it is ready. Flip and cook the other side. Repeat with the rest of the batter, adding more oil as needed.
  4. Serve with Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing.


NOTES:

TIPS FOR MAKING VEGETABLE FRITTERS

  • When mixing the flour mixture it will look like pancake batter.
  • You only need enough oil to coat the pan. This is a shallow fry, not a deep fry.
  • To test your oil, sprinkle a few drops of water in the pan. If they sizzle, your pan is ready. You can also test the oil with a wooden spoon. The oil will start bubbling around the spoon.
  • Don’t worry, the mixture will stay together when you add it to the frying pan. No, it doesn’t need an egg, or in my case a chia egg to stay together. The fritters stay together all on their own.
  • When scooping the vegetable fritter mixture onto the pan, you can flatten it and push straggling pieces inward to make a more rounded shape.
  • The veggie fritters are ready to flip when they are golden brown.