These quick and easy carrot fritters are packed with flavor from carrots, onions, and herbs. Yum!
What do you do with an abundance of carrots? That was the question I asked myself recently. Thanks to our farm box deliveries we've been inundated with carrots.
Carrot cake is always an option of course, and in fact I did make one using an unusual recipe. But I've been craving a savory carrot recipe lately, so the search for a great carrot recipe continued until I stumbled onto the simple idea of carrot fritters.
I'd made corn fritters recently, which were delicious, but as carrots can be quite sweet and intense, I wasn't sure how carrot fritters would turn out. But they were fantastic and my meat loving fiancé absolutely loved them too. So much so I've made these twice in a week.
These carrot fritters are so quick and easy to make too, especially if you have a food processor with a grater attachment, which is a great thing because I've been feeling exhausted lately, so spending hours cooking isn't something I've not been doing much of these days.
Serve the carrot fritters with a wedge of lemon and natural yoghurt as well as a delicious salad, or two, and you have a fantastic lunch or dinner on those hot summer days.
They fritters can also be served cold, making them the perfect picnic food. You can even make mini carrot fritters to serve at a party. I'll be sharing one of the delicious salads I've been serving with these fritters on Friday, so keep an eye out for that!
More Tasty Ideas
If you love these carrot fritters, be sure to check out these other delicious ideas:
- 6 large carrots peeled and coarsely grated
- 6 spring onions finely chopped
- 1 tsp of ground cumin
- 1 tsp of ground coriander
- ½ cup of fresh coriander chopped, cilantro
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 eggs beaten
- ½ cup of flour
- ½ tsp of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- Combine the carrot, spring onion, ground cumin, ground coriander, fresh coriander, salt and garlic in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the beaten eggs and flour and mix until just combined.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium to high heat and add spoonfuls of the mixture and use a spatula to flatten the mixture into discs. Cook until golden on each side, roughly 2 minutes, before draining on paper towel and placing in a warm oven to keep warm while you cook the remaining fritters.
- Serve with a wedge of lemon, a crunchy salad and a spoonful of natural yoghurt.
I love carrots and I am always looking for new ways to cook them. Thanks
What a great idea 🙂 would also be fab with some garlic aoli. NOM
Mmm I like the way you think 😀
iva | in my kitchen says
awesome! I love little tit bits like this to munch on when Im hungry. I have a lot of organic carrots that my dad gave us from his garden and this is a perfect idea of using them.
I love the idea of carrot fritters and yours look delicious. I've made corn and courgette ones before, but wouldn't have thought to use carrot so thanks for the inspiring post! May have to make these for supper tonight...
This is perfect timing for me! I was just delivered 10 carrots in our vege box today. 🙂
this looks great!!! thanks for sharing, i might add some sweet corn to the mix, and yum served with wedge of lemon and yogurt!
A simple, lovely recipe!
Those look so scrumptious! A bit like small carrot rösti.
You're right, they do look like a carrot rosti. 😀
I need to get myself one these food processors that shred! Looking good Jennifer!
Roxana GreenGirl says
this a such a delicious idea to use carrots. I love carrot cake but I'm not going to refuse a serving of these fritters. Love the spices you picked!
Thanks Roxana 😀
Great recipe. I had not thought of using carrot. I will be trying this one soon.
Thanks Jeff 😀
Sneh | Cook Republic says
Very nice! I've made carrot and coriander fritters in the past, the version from Alice Hart's Vegetarian cookbook .. love em'!
I will have to get Alice Hart's book. I keep hearing good things about it. 😀
The carrot fritters look amazing, Jenn! And it's a great idea for a quick dinner, I'll make them today 🙂
I will use one boiled potato to replace the eggs with, I hope it will work!
Oooh let me know how it goes using a boiled potato Nadia. I'm not sure whether that will bind it enough, but I'd be interested to hear how it works out. 😀
i have made zucchini fritters from my favorite cookbook and i love them. it's served with an onion-chile jam. will def. try this alternative. Love the new styling of the site.
Thanks Amee 😀
Trudy ~ Veggie num num says
I love this idea!! I've been eating loads of carrots lately - not sure why - but this looks like a new spicy and delicious way to enjoy them, thank you for yet another super amazing veggie recipe Jennifer, I can't wait to try them 🙂
Thanks Trudy. So lovely to hear from you too 😀
Jennifer could not find how many eggs in the ingredient list?
Hi Soma, thanks for picking this up. It's 2 eggs, which I've added to the ingredient listing. 😀
These looks amazingly good! and i love the spices you have used to perk them up.
I'm don't really like carrot cake so my carrots are almost never used in anything sweet. These carrot fritters sound really delicious though- I think I made something like this once (but maybe with potato in it?) . I love the sweetness of carrots- will definitely be trying this out next time I have an abundance of carrots in the fridge! 😀 Have fun at the Good Food Show!
Thanks Von 😀 I can guarantee we will have fun at the Good Food Show. I just need to remember not to get too excited with the wine tasting, like I did the other year 😉