Yum, sustainable fritters! Almost all of the ingredients that I bought for this recipe are plant-based, local and in season. And if you also buy the products from a farmer that relies on a circular agriculture system, your fritters will be even more sustainable (truly next level ; )). From the time I was young, I have been aware of how our food choices directly affect the environment, but since I started working with the Food Forward movement (I’ve been a part of it for a while now), I’ve learned even more about the restoration of the soil in agriculture, food waste and what needs to be done to create a stable market for food.
I think that if everyone chooses to maintain a sustainable lifestyle, it will put pressure on farmers to adopt more sustainable methods of production, to the benefit of the planet. Choosing this recipe is a step in the right direction! Enjoy!
in an airtight container in the fridge or for max. 3 months in the freezer
440 g/1 lb potatoes
1 medium-sized head of broccoli or 200 g/7 oz. broccoli florets
1 (approx. 100 g/3.5 oz.) red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely grated
100 g/3.5 oz. onion, finely chopped
250 g/9 oz. whole spelt flour (or oat flour or chickpea flour)
1.5-2 tsp (Celtic) fine sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
small handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
small handful fresh basil, finely chopped
oil, for frying (I like to use ghee)
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp smoked paprika
230 g/8 oz. (vegan) mayonnaise
3 tbsp mustard
2 tbsp honey or 1 tbsp maple syrup
Grate the potatoes and finely chop the broccoli, bell pepper, onion, parsley and basil. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients, mixing well using your hands. Let stand for five minutes. Form the mixture into balls (it can be a bit sticky). Press them flat using your hands and place in a frying pan (on medium-high heat), leaving a bit of room between each fritter. Fry on both sides until golden brown. To make the dip, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Serve the fritters on a nice plate and dip them in the tasty sauce.
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