Have you been outside yet today? So far today I experience wet snow, sharp winds and now sunshine. And yes, I am fully aware that it is just crazy that anything over freezing feels tropical. My calendar says that spring has arrived, though there is still snow in my front yard, what is that about? Enough I say, its time to get outside. Goodbye to comfort food. Hello to Spring. And since its to cold to pop open the sunroof I think I will head directly to the kitchen and make something pretty to brighten up my day.
So I have this big bag of carrots in my fridge - I have made carrot soup, carrot muffins, carrot salad and I still have more carrots. I guess you could say I love anything carrot!
These carrot fritters are easy to make…. I used chickpea flour, which is high in protein and gluten free, and no worries if you don't have chickpea flour in your pantry, any flour will work, but you know I am always trying to hide some healthiness in my recipes hoping that certain people will not notice. And since I like to measure the success of my recipes on my family, these carrot fritters were deemed delicious. I added a spoonful of Thai Kitchen Massaman Curry Paste to the mix - it only took a teaspoon or two to turn these carrot fritters into exotic carrot fritters and added the perfect balance to the sweet carrots. So if you want to spice up your day, or brighten up your day or you just love Spring or love carrots then this recipe is for you. Hello spring.
Spicy Carrot Fritters with Lime Dipping Sauce
This recipe make 8 to 10 fritters
For the Fritters:
- 2 cups shredded carrots, packed
- 1/2 cup cilantro or parsley, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1 tsp Thai Kitchen Massaman Curry Paste
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- coconut oil, for sautéing
- In a large mixing bowl combine the carrots, cilantro, chickpea flour, onion, curry paste, garlic and salt.
- Add in the beaten eggs and stir until well combined.
- Add the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Spoon the fritter mixture into the hot pan.
- Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown.
- Serve with Chili-Lime Dip.
Ingredients for the Lime Dipping Sauce:
- 1 cup mayo or Vegenaise
- 1 to 2 tbsp Thai Kitchen Massaman Curry Paste (or more to taste)
- lime zest from 1/2 a lime
- 1 to 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Serve chilled.
- You can make ahead and reheat on a cookie sheet.
- These freezer really well.
- Add more curry paste if you like them super spicy.
This little jar of Thai Kitchen Massaman Curry Paste adds a big punch of flavour and it was picked by CNN as one of the best foods in the world!