Spicy Carrot Fritters
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 4
  • 2 large carrots
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 cm fresh ginger root
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsps breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • Freshly-ground black ground pepper
  • Pinch of seasalt
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Wash and scrape the carrots. Grate into a large bowl.
  2. Chop red onion very finely and peel and grate fresh ginger root. Add to bowl with the grated carrot.
  3. Add in tahini and gently mix
  4. Add breadcrumbs with beaten egg and lemon juice.
  5. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper and seasalt.
  6. Combine all ingredients. Shape into evenly four sized fritters.
  7. Optional: sprinkle over cumin seeds if desired.
  8. Heat olive oil in a heavy based frying pan. Cook fritters over a medium heat for 4-6 minutes turning occasionally so as not to burn.
  9. Drain the fritters with kitchen roll
  10. Serve with a green crispy salad as a main dish or serve as a starter with a selection of chutneys, pickles and watercress.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at http://www.edinburghfoody.com/2019/03/12/cooks-notes-fresh-ideas-with-carrots/