Carrot and potato fritters

Carrot and potato fritters
Carrot and potato fritters Photo: NZ Gardener Magazine

A great vegetarian snack.


3 carrots

1 potato

1 small onion

2 eggs

2 tbsp self-raising flour

salt (to taste)

a pinch cayenne pepper

¼ tsp paprika

1 tbsp marjoram (chopped)

peanut oil


Peel and coarsely grate 3 carrots, 1 potato and 1 small onion into a large bowl. Add 2 eggs, 2 tbsp self-raising flour, salt (to taste), a pinch cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp paprika and 1 tbsp marjoram (chopped).

Heat 3-4 tbsp peanut oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Shallow-fry tablespoons of mixture for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through (do not overheat oil or fritters will burn before they're cooked).

Drain on paper towel.

Serve hot with chilled white wine.

Makes about 10.

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