Crispy Carrot Fritters

March  3, 2021
5 Stars
Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson
Author Notes

Reprinted from Gluten Free for Good. Copyright © 2016 by Samantha Seneviratne. Photographs copyright © 2016 by Stephen Kent Johnson. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House. —Samantha Seneviratne

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Crispy Carrot Fritters
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • makes 12 fritters
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and shredded (2 cups)
  • 1/2 small onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 serrano chiles, seeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for serving
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (115 g) garbanzo-fava flour or chickpea flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Peanut or vegetable oil, for frying
  • Lime wedges, for serving
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F. Set a paper-towel-lined baking sheet or an oven-safe plate in the oven. In a large bowl, combine the carrots, onions, chiles, and cilantro. Add the eggs and stir to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the garbanzo-fava flour, baking powder, and 1½ teaspoons salt. Add the flour mixture to the carrot mixture and stir to combine.
  3. In a nonstick skillet, heat about ¼ inch of oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, drop 2-tablespoon scoops of the batter evenly in the pan and then flatten them slightly. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, flipping halfway through, 3 to 4 minutes total.
  4. Using a slotted spoon or a fish spatula, transfer the fritters to the prepared baking sheet in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve hot with a sprinkle of salt, a wedge of lime, and some cilantro.

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5 Reviews

Sarah April 20, 2021
As a carrot fanatic, I look forward to trying this recipe. Yum. But what really intrigued me was Samantha's apron and especially the bib's extensive coverage, something I always look for in aprons and never find. Where did Samantha find this apron?
Selfkitchen4u March 7, 2021
Yam! Just awesome snacks for tea loving people in India. Can I store it on air tight container for few days in fridge. Waiting for your next recipe. Best of luck. selfkitchen4u

So S. March 6, 2021
Just made this! Enjoyed it with a few dallops of greek yogurt mixed w a little chiles en adobo
served it over some arugula with sliced avocado and some minced red onion
So S. March 6, 2021
I didn't use the whole 1.5 tsp of salt as it seemed a lot to me, so maybe try doing half of that and cooking a tiny bit to test seasoning first
robin L. March 5, 2021
Enjoyed the video! Will report back when I try them on MY son who is also somewhat of a picky eater (tho 18 years old)!