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Bulgur-Feta Fritters With Lemony Parsley Salad
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missymaam June 3, 2022
I read all the comments, including those who said they couldn't get them to fritter. They fell apart. I followed the recipe to the letter and I'm a fairly accomplished cook. I also watched the vid several times. I to had tasty crumbles for my salad. They were delicious, but the didn't have a prayer of staying together. Mine fell apart when I pressed them flat. I used my hand to regroup them and put in the fridge for 45 minutes. The minute I lifted them from the sheet pan to go into the oil, crumbles. Another person suggested using an egg to bind. I'm going to try that next time, an egg may be the answer. But I was very disappointed because they looked so easy.
Natalia K. May 31, 2022
Delicious! But it worked much better on the fritters I left in the fridge overnight. Maybe I was just impatient and didn't let them cook long enough, or didn't use the right amount of oil, but the ~30 min sit in the fridge wasn't enought to hold my fritters together the first night. But it was still delicious, just more like fried rice than fritter. Maybe the issue was they type of bulgur, I just used the last of the bulgur in my pantry, but I don't know what kind it was. Either way, definitely making this again once I buy more bulgur!!!
amybanana May 27, 2022
Did you know that bulgur behaves like popcorn? Terrible recipe! Followed it to the letter just to have the Bulgur patties disintegrate in the frying pan after 30 minutes in the fridge.
It's not a terrible recipe, make sure you use the proper bulgur as instructed and that it's soft, almost mushy before you add the feta. Worked perfectly find the first time I made this, and I had this dish 3 times already.
FrozenFoodie May 22, 2022
Do you think this would work with quinoa, in order to make them gluten free?
Emma L. May 23, 2022
Hi! I haven't tried this recipe with quinoa, but these fritters use quinoa and goat cheese: https://food52.com/recipes/77203-cheesy-fritters-simple-salad
lauryn2626 May 14, 2022
Ruined my $250 all clad pan with stuck on food, terrible recipe that doesn't work. Waste of $30 of groceries.
pimimond May 14, 2022
Wow, it's really hard to ruin an All-Clad pan. You must have really screwed up. I made this recipe and it was perfection.
Soak in water and it will wash out. The recipe is a guide, you still have to execute this yourself for a good final result.
pimimond May 7, 2022
Stupendous flavor, wonderful texture combination, healthy and cheap to make. A total win!
kasia S. May 6, 2022
Made this tonight, I ordered Bulgur and Feta when the recipe came up and had all else, wow.. my bf ate a whole plate and then stole half of my dinner portion, that salad with loads of lemon and parsley and cucumber was incredible. I am adding this to our regular dinner rotation, honestly 10 stars. Absolutely delicious and not hard at all to prepare.
Sarah May 4, 2022
These were a bit tricky to handle in the frying pan. They tended to be pretty delicate and not sturdy enough to flip them without breaking. I wonder if a beaten egg added to the bulgur-feta mixture (after it has cooled) might help them stay together more consistently. I refrigerated them for more than 30 minutes and they were cold when I added them to the oil. That being said, the crispy bits that I scraped out of the pan at the end were delicious. I was also tempted to add a few red pepper flakes at some point...but stayed my hand, following the recipe to the letter
kasia S. May 6, 2022
My first batch of fritters was perfect the second came apart so I just made a hash and dunked it into the lemony salad, honestly just as amazing tasting :)
magenta May 18, 2022
I had a similar problem, the patties were well formed and chilled, but when they hit the oil they started popping like popcorn and completely fell apart. I think it needs to be highlighted how really cooked and mashed the bulgur should be. I had to dump it onto a paper towel to drain the oil and recombine the mixture with two eggs and a tablespoon of flour. that being said, the result was tasty and i loved the combination with the salad! Also, maybe some brands of #2 bulgur may be coarser, who know! Will make again and cook the bulgur at least 25 minutes and really mash up.
There is a video of Emma cooking this dish, it might be helpful to watch :) I know I'm very visual and watch something a few times before I make it. Good luck :)
Carla L. May 3, 2022
Hi Emma I love the sound of this recipe. I just wonder if I could use Freekeh for this,instead of Burgul?
Emma L. May 4, 2022
Hi Carla! I haven't tried that with this recipe—but if you do, let me know how it goes!
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