This week I bring a NEW recipe for Pea and Carrot Fritters that are 100% plant-based and gluten-free. Peas are complimented by carrots, radishes, mint, cilantro and dill for a complimentary flavor bomb in your mouth. They feature amaranth flour with is packed with protein and naturally gluten-free. You can bake them, pan-fry or deep-fry making them as healthy or indulgent as you desire. Pour some sweet and spicy Dijon mustard on top and serve it on a bed of lettuce for a complete meal in one spot. These are sensational, freeze well and create a nice alternative to add to your meals.
Pea and Carrot Fritters â Vegan & GF
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 45 M
1 Cup Peas
1 Radish diced
1 Carrot Shredded
1/2 Cup Finely Minced Onion
2 Tbsp Fresh Herbs, Primarily Cilantro and a sprig of mint, finely minced
1 1/4 Cup Amaranth Flour
1 Vegan Egg of Choice (I used: 1 Tbsp Flax Meal + 3 Tbsp Hot Water)
1 1/2 Cup Dairy Free Milk, Unflavored of choice
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Salt + 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Baking Powder, Aluminum Free
1 tsp Dill
Equal parts Dijon Mustard + Maple or Agave Syrup
Hot Sauce to taste
Optional: Neutral oil
How to cook Pea and Carrot Fritters â Vegan & GF
Mix the hot water and flax meal together, set aside to congeal for 5 minutes.
Mix the dairy free milk and apple cider vinegar together, set aside for 5 minutes + to sour.
Mix everything in a bowl until it creates a sticky batter.
Take 1/4 cup and proceed to pan-fry, fry or bake. Serve hot with your favorite dressing and on a bed of lettuce or as desired.
Pan-Fried: add a generous amount of oil to a non-stick pan, heat over medium heat. Test a small piece of the batter, if it sizzles then itâs hot. Take 1/4 cup of the batter, form it into a patty, place it in the oil. Continue until your pan is at capacity without overcrowding. Cook until crisp and golden brown on each side.
Baked: bake at 375 Degrees F on a greased pan, one lined with parchment is preferable or a silicone mat to prevent sticking. Add 1/4 cup at a time, make a patty, repeat until done. Bake until golden brown, flip half way. Or don't flip and cook until done, you can go either route. Bake 20 minutes, check on them and then flip or proceed until they are golden and puff back when you touch them.
Flour: Use a different kind like: Corn, a Gluten-Free All-Purpose, White, Wheatâ¦.