Roasted Tomato Fritters with Aioli

May 23, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Makes 24 small fritters
Author Notes

Who doesn't love a fritter? Aioli is wonderful to dip in and tomatoes always go well, so a tomato fritter evolved. I am playing around with different flours these days, so decided to try barley flour, which gives a nutty sort of flavor. You could also use spelt, whole wheat pastry or white flour or a mix.

I adapted the Preserved Lemon Aioli recipe provided by Amanda and used grapeseed oil in place of canola (which created quite a green sauce), increased the lemon juice and left out the preserved lemon.

What You'll Need
  • Aioli
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Fritters
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for frying
  • 1 cup barley flour
  • 1/4 cup chives, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Whisk the egg yolk, lemon juice, garlic and salt together. Add the grapeseed oil slowly and whisk quickly to incorporate. Next whisk in the olive oil, slowly adding and incorporating. Makes 1 cup
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss the cherry tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil and spread on baking sheet. Roast the tomatoes for about 45 mintues, until they are split and starting to shrivel.
  3. In a mixing bowl, scrape the tomatoes in with their juices. Add the flour and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix well and mash the tomates into the mixture. Stir in the chives, salt and pepper.
  4. Set a medium sized fry pan over medium high heat to warm. Add a drizzle of olive oil, then drop teaspoon sized dollops of the fritter dough onto the pan. Flatten slightly and fry until golden brown. Turn the heat down to medium if they are getting dark too soon. Flip and fry the other side. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil. Serve with the aioli for dipping.

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11 Reviews

EmilyC December 6, 2011
I missed these before -- glad you entered them here! They look delicious, and like boulangere, I would have never thought to "fritterize" tomatoes!
BlueKaleRoad December 7, 2011
Thank you so much, Emily!
creamtea December 4, 2011
BlueKaleRoad December 5, 2011
Thanks, creamtea!
boulangere May 23, 2011
I've never thought of fritterizing tomatoes - beautiful colors all the way around.
BlueKaleRoad May 23, 2011
Thank you, boulangere! It's fun to fritterize, isn't it?
boulangere May 23, 2011
Oh, indeed!
SKK May 23, 2011
Looking forward to making this! Thanks for sharing.
BlueKaleRoad May 23, 2011
I hope you enjoy them, SKK!
dymnyno May 23, 2011
Reminds me of the wonderful tomato fritters that I enjoyed in Greece last fall. Aioli would be the PERFECT dip!
BlueKaleRoad May 23, 2011
Thanks, dymnyno! I am envious of your trip to Greece...big sigh. :)