A great way to use up veggie ends you might throw out.
We’ve got a follow up recipe to the veggie pizza shared last week: veggie fritters! After chopping up all that fresh cauliflower, broccoli and carrots, there was quite a bit of fresh veggie food waste. I try to avoid wasting food if it’s possible, and these veggie fritters are the perfect way to use up the not so pretty ends of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. So I put my Blendtec to good use and made these delicious veggie fritters. I’ve shared a recipe for fritters here before, quinoa fritters to be exact. Basically if you have leftover veggies, quinoa…you name it…make fritters!
They’re so good dipped in mayo or aioli.
It’s all the cut ends of the veggies that didn’t make the cut for the yummy veggie pizzas we made last week, but I hate to toss it all out, especially if I can make it work for something else. Just toss it all in your blender to chop it up fine.
The trick is to get most of the liquid from the veggies out before you cook them. You can just press another glass bowl on top to squeeze out any excess liquid, and use a paper towel to soak it up too. Toss in some ground almond flour (almond meal) and some grated cheese (your flavor choice…use what you got here)
Then you’ll whisk up some eggs and mix it all together.
Just fry them up in a pan! Here’s the recipe:
- 2 cups vegetables chopped small and steamed (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots...use what you got here)
- 3 medium eggs
- 1/2 cup almond flour/meal
- 1/2 cup grated cheese parmesan cheese…or any Italian white cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2-4 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
- mayo or aioli for dipping
Whisk the eggs together in a bowl. Steam the veggies in a covered pan with a little bit of water. Let the veggies cool and press out any excess liquid.
Mix together the veggies, almond flour, cheese, eggs and salt and pepper.
Warm up your pan, add a tablespoon of butter or coconut oil to the pan.
With a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop out some of the mixture and press flat in the pan. Fry the veggie fritters on both sides until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temp with a side of mayo or aioli for dipping.
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I hope you try them! They’re so good!
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