Alice is

cooking Firework Fritters

August 01, 2012

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These fritters are as humble as humble can be. A classic example of making something out of seemingly nothing, which is what I did when I realised I had little else in the fridge but carrots. Oh and frozen peas in the freezer. I don’t trust people that don’t have frozen peas in the freezer.

I guess you can put most vegetables into a pancake batter; courgettes, sweetcorn, beetroot - as long as it doesn’t have too high a water content.

I’m missing the point - THEY LOOK LIKE FIREWORKS! Queue Katy Perry.

Shred a single carrot into matchsticks on a mandolin.


Combine a few tablespoons of flour with a teaspoon of baking powder and heavily season. Drop an egg into the centre and whisk to form a thick batter. Add a splash of milk if too dry.


Mix your carrot sticks in along with a handful of frozen peas and fry in a little oil until golden on each side. Don’t be tempted to turn them more than once in the pan, you want them to hold their shape.

Fritters Fritters

Scatter with parsley and Parmesan. Banging.


  • Emily Karschman

    November 02, 2012

    I love these! So fitting with bonfire night coming up. Can’t wait :)

  • Mike Ashby

    November 09, 2012

    These look absolutely delicious. I will have the fiancée prepare a batch immediately.

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