Sometimes we need a little push to get more veggies into our diet. This is the perfect dish when you’re feeling a little bored of your typical go-to’s for vegetable side dishes. While the exact quantity of each vegetable isn’t too important, I recommend using green cabbage as the base. It has the perfect texture for fritters and has a fairly neutral flavor. As for the “accessory” vegetables, feel free to experiment with different vegetables.
To turn this into a full meal, serve with seared or grilled shrimp. I did a quick 30-minute marinade of soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and rice vinegar and then quickly sauteed the shrimp.
Asian Vegetable Fritters
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
Makes about 8-9 fritters.
- 1/2 head green cabbage
- 5 dinosaur kale leaves, ribs removed
- 3 carrots
- 5 scallions, diced
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 6 eggs, beaten
- grapeseed oil, as needed
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds or roasted cashews
Using the slicing/shredding food processor attachment, shred cabbage and kale. Change food processor attachment to the grater and grate carrots. If you don’t have a food processor, finely shred the kale and cabbage with a knife and just use a normal grater for the carrots.
Toss cabbage, kale, carrots, scallions, and sea salt in a large bowl. Sprinkle in coconut flour and toss so the flour is evenly distributed and coats the vegetables. Gradually add in eggs, being sure to distribute the eggs evenly among the vegetables.
Heat a large skillet over medium to high heat. Add in oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. Once the pan is hot, shape the vegetable-egg mixture into a patty-like shape that is about the size of your palm and add to the pan. Don’t overcrowd the pan. You will probably have to do a few batches.
Let the fritter sit on the pan for about two minutes, or until the bottom is beginning to brown (which you won’t really be able to tell until you flip. It’s like pancakes in that it requires some intuition. But after you check one, you’ll at least you’ll know for the rest of the batch!