Vegetable fritters (gf) and visually-challenged Setters

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I think that Java needs glasses. Either that or a new brain, but I’m going to be charitable and go with the glasses theory. (As an aside, she also needs to learn which holes she can and can’t stick her nose into, because it’s looking a bit mangled at the moment. Still, we can’t all be hole experts.) Even allowing for the fact that she’s not the brightest, I’ve noticed her a few times recently rather proudly ‘marking’ plastic bags. I know plastic bags can flap in the wind a bit and do very fine bird imitations, but still: Really Java? You’re a dog with a supposedly superior sense of smell. I’m not sure how to broach the subject with her though; it’s a tricky one. Apparently English Setters are extremely sensitive to criticism, and I wouldn’t want to be responsible for tipping her over the edge by pointing out her mistake, tempted though I might be. I think I’ll just leave it to Bossy and her finely-tuned diplomacy skills to explain her error. Watch this space for one horribly humiliated English Setter *wicked dog chuckle*.

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 eggs, beaten

75g chickpea flour (although any flour will work)

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

125ml water

1 potato, peeled and grated

2 courgettes, peeled and grated

1 carrot, peeled and grated

1 onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

4 leaves fresh mint, cut into strips

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 tablespoon of ghee for frying (you can use butter or oil)

Combine the beaten eggs, flour and bicarbonate of soda, gradually adding about 125ml of water to achieve a fairly thick pancake batter consistency. Add the grated vegetables, onion, garlic, fresh mint and seasoning and combine well, making sure that the vegetables are well incorporated. Heat the ghee in a large frying pan over a medium heat until melted and create several two tablespoon-sized fritters. Fry until golden brown (roughly 5 minutes), turn and repeat until all the fritters are cooked.

11 responses to “Vegetable fritters (gf) and visually-challenged Setters

  1. Pingback: Vegetable fritters (gf) and visually-challenged Setters | The Healthy Epicurean

  2. Those fritters look great , a good way to feed vegetables to my husband. I hope Bossy is able to take care of Java’s problems. Good luck

  3. Yummy fritter! My favorite kind of meal.
    Hugo, you exercise great restraint and obviously possess superior olfactory senses. Perhaps Java will learn from your excellent example and Bossy’s chiding.

    • Hello Mrs Pug! Thank you for noticing and appreciating both my restraint and my olfactory superiority – it’s not often I receive compliments. I think you’re right : the best thing is for me to set the example – I just hope Java catches on because she’s at a very silly age still… Please give Nando my love because I hear he’s a little bit poorly. I hope that you have lots of sun for him to sit in at the moment. Love from Hugo.

  4. Poor little Java. Bless. I know how she feels! I can’t even get up in the middle of the night for the loo without my glasses. 😉 The recipe looks and sounds fabulous. I do similar fritters but not with the curry powder and that selection of herbs – defo trying this next time. Sharing.

    • Well you know I can’t mock because not so long ago I went out without my glasses and ended up having a conversation with a plastic bag that our neighbour had put in her vegetable garden to scare the birds away. I thought it was her until I realised it wasn’t answering me!

  5. Yum! These sounds delicious! The ingredients remind me of falafel.

  6. I may have to try this!

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