veggie peel fritters

veggie peel fritters

You'll be amazed at these veggie peel fritters and how scrumptious they taste!

  • 3 mins
  • 2-3
  • Easy



  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 250ml beetroot leaves and skins
  • 125ml coriander + extra
  • 80ml olive oil
  • 125ml feta, crumbled
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • 1 chilli, chopped


  • 750ml potato and/or carrot peels, julienned or chopped
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 eggs
  • 30ml cake flour
  • handful coriander, chopped
  • sunflower oil, for frying


  1. For the pesto, blitz all the ingredients until a paste forms. Season.
  2. For the fritters, combine the peels and onion. Season. Set aside for 10 minutes. Squeeze the vegetables between your hands to drain as much moisture as possible.
  3. Mix in the eggs, flour and coriander. Heat a splash of oil on medium-high, spoon in 4 x 60ml dollops of the mixture and flatten slightly. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until the fritters are golden and crisp on the outside. Serve with pesto and extra coriander.

Note: like kale, beetroot leaves have a slightly bitter taste.

Magazine issue date: October, 2016

Joni van der Merwe

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