With these Simple Veggie Fritters, you can present your family with a satisfying meal made entirely of fruits and veggies!
I will admit: I wasn’t sure how well this recipe experiment would go over with my family. I was prepared to get out the Ranch Dip for them, assuming these Simple Veggie Fritters would taste extra good that way. But guess what? I didn’t even need to get out the dip.
My kids at the Veggie Fritters without coaxing. And here I had an entire speech prepared.
What I’m loving most about all these Simple Meals on a Simple Budget recipes is that it’s teaching us ways to go meatless a little more often. We definitely still love our meat around here, but there really are many ways to fill my family without killing the fatted calf. This is a great budget saver, something we can all be very grateful about!
As you can see from the pictures, I served these Simple Veggie Fritters with a fun variety of other fruits and veggies that filled us up and offered us great nourishment! I dug garden okra out of our freezer from last summer and fried it in oil with salt. I cut a fresh pineapple. I got Homemade Guacamole out of the fridge. We ate like kings (and queen).
I’m sure we had meat with our evening meal later that day. But for lunch? We ate all the veggies and fruit and felt great!
Simple Veggie Fritters
- 2 small zucchini
- 2 medium-sized carrots
- 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion
- 1 cup grated cheese (we like Colby jack or cheddar best for these but any variety will work)
- 1 cup flour (we use freshly ground hard white wheat for these but you can use your favorite!)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Oil for frying (I recommend palm shortening or refined coconut oil as they are flavorless and remain stable at high temperatures.)
- Grate the zucchini and carrots into a bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Heat about 3 Tablespoons of oil in a skillet.
- Scoop veggie mixture into hot oil, pressing down to make patties.
- Fry until each side is golden brown, about 2 minutes each.
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