Spiced Veggie Fritters with Yogurt Dip

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Serves4 people

These are bit like squashed bhajis. They're great as you make them with just about any veg.

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  • 2 mugs of veggies, coarsley grated or roughly chopped*
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • Your choice of spice: cumin, chilli, paprika, cinnamon, fresh ginger or a mix
  • A handful of greenery (herbs, spinach, kale...), finely chopped
  • ½ mug of plain white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • A splash of olive or sunflower oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper

*Coarsely grated veg that works a treat include: courgettes, carrots, parsnips, swede, celeriac and potatoes. But you can also make these with other veggies, too, like cauliflower and broccoli, just roughly chop, steam until tender. Roughly mash and add to the mix.

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1. Whisk the egg until frothy. Add the grated veg or roughly mash the cooked veg and add it. Mix with the garlic, a good pinch of salt and pepper, your choice of spices and herbs or greens. Dust ½ the flour over and give it a good mix. Add a bit more flour if the mix still looks quite wet.
2. Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a good gloss of oil.
3. Scoop up your veg mix into golf ball-sized spoonfuls. Dollop into the pan and flatten with a spatula or the back of a spoon. You should be able to cook about 3 fritters at a time (2-3 fritters each makes a good starter or side dish). Sizzle until golden on each side.
4. Delicious with yogurt, mango chutney or chilli jam.
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