When I was at the market yesterday I came across the most beautiful vibrant beetroot. Immediately I was captivated, I had no idea what I would do with it, only that something so beautiful (and only $0.99) had to be enjoyed. As I continued to walk around the market trying to find inspiration, I was struck with the idea of a very simple beetroot fritter. This fritter has 5 ingredients, is light, tasty and great as either a snack or paired with a poached egg as a proper meal.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes / Cooking Time: 15 minutes / Serves 2-6
- 200g beetroot, grated
- 50g plain flour
- 1 large egg (58g)
- 85g red onion, grated
- 15g flat leaf parsley, chopped coarsely
- salt and pepper to taste
- 10-15ml vegetable oil for frying
- 1 egg for poaching
- 10ml white vinegar
- 200ml water
- In a bowl add all of the ingredients together. Mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 6 even fritters.
- Heat a fry pan with the oil on a high heat.
- Add the fritters and fry until they are golden brown on both sides. This should take approximately 10 minutes.
- Place the fritters on kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil, and serve.
- If you would like to accompany a fritter with a poached egg, heat the water and vinegar in a small fry pan.
- Once the water/vinegar comes to the boil, crack an egg into a small bowl then gently pour the egg into the fry pan.
- Poach for 4 minutes on a high heat, remove from the water with a slotted spoon and serve immediately on top of the fritter.
Serve this with a dollop of hummus or Greek yoghurt. The fritters are quiet versatile and taste great hot or cold.