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Beetroot & Sweet Potato Fritters

Beetroot and sweet potato come together for a delicious burst of colour, flavour, and wholesome goodness.

Beetroot & sweet potato fritters on a baking tray
Beetroot & Sweet Potato Fritters

Brace yourself for a vibrant and healthy dish that combines the irresistible flavours of beetroot and sweet potato in these delectable fritters. Bursting with colour and packed with wholesome goodness, these fritters are a true delight for the senses.

 

The star ingredients, beetroot and sweet potato, come together in perfect harmony to create a flavour explosion. The earthy sweetness of the beetroot beautifully complements the natural sweetness of the sweet potato, resulting in a balanced and delightful taste. Each bite unveils a blend of flavours, enhanced by a subtle addition of spices like garlic powder and turmeric, adding depth and complexity to every mouthful.

With their crispy exterior and tender interior, these fritters are a treat to behold.

Plus, these fritters are not only delicious, but also offer a range of health benefits.

Beetroot is known for its rich antioxidant content, particularly betalains, which help protect against cell damage and inflammation. It is also a great source of dietary fibre, providing digestive support and promoting a healthy gut. Additionally, beetroot contains essential minerals such as potassium, manganese, and folate, which are vital for various bodily functions.

 

Sweet potatoes, on the other hand, are a nutritional powerhouse. They are high in dietary fibre, which aids in digestion and helps maintain a feeling of fullness. Sweet potatoes are also rich in beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, which supports healthy vision and boosts the immune system. Enjoyed in moderation, they provide a good amount of vitamin C, potassium, and other antioxidants, contributing to overall well-being.

 

Whether enjoyed as a side dish or the star of the meal, they are sure to impress both your family and guests with their vibrant appearance and incredible flavours.



Beetroot & sweet potato fritters served with poached egg
Beetroot & Sweet Potato Fritters with Poached Eggs

 

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Makes: 8 Fritters


Beetroot & Sweet Potato Fritters


Ingredients


  • 300g beetroot, peeled and grated

  • 200g sweet potato, peeled and grated

  • 260g halloumi, grated

  • 5 eggs

  • 5 tbsp coconut flour

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 50g butter, for frying


Method


  1. Preheat oven to 120°C (250°F).

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated beetroot, sweet potato, and halloumi.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut flour, garlic powder, turmeric powder, salt, and pepper until well combined.

  4. Add the egg mixture to the grated vegetables and halloumi. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are combined. Let sit for 2-3 minutes to allow the flour to be absorbed.

  5. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and melt half the butter.

  6. Shape the fritter mixture into 8 patties.

  7. Fry 4 patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and crispy. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to cook them in smaller batches of 2-3 patties.

  8. Keep cooked fritters warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

  9. Serve the fritters warm as a side dish or as a main course with a salad or dipping sauce of your choice.

 

Pro tip:

  • Elevate the flavour by incorporating fresh or dried herbs into the batter. We love adding parsley, coriander, dill, or basil. Experiment with different combinations to find your favourite herb-infused fritter.

  • For an extra kick, sprinkle chili flakes into the batter or add some cayenne pepper to the seasoning mix. Adjust the amount according to your desired level of spiciness.

  • While the recipe calls for beetroot and sweet potato, feel free to substitute or mix in other root vegetables like swede or turnip. This variation can bring unique flavours and textures to your fritters.

  • Change up the cheese. Instead of halloumi, try using feta, goat cheese, or even mature cheddar. Each cheese will add its own distinct taste to the fritters.

  • Top with a fried egg for an extra protein boost. The runny yolk adds a creamy texture and deliciousness to each bite.

  • Remember, these fritters are a blank canvas for your creativity. Feel free to experiment and tailor them to your taste preferences. Whether it's adding extra spices, trying different vegetables or cheeses, or incorporating unique toppings, these pro tips will help you create a personalised and delicious fritter experience. Enjoy exploring the possibilities!

 

Storage:

Allow the fritters to cool completely before storing them. Place them in an airtight container or a resealable bag. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. If you're stacking the fritters in the container, separate each layer with greaseproof paper to prevent them from sticking together. When ready to eat, you can reheat the fritters in a frying pan or oven to restore their crispiness.


If you want to store the fritters for a longer period, freezing is an option. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. To enjoy the frozen fritters, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat them in a frying pan or oven until they are heated through and crispy.


 

Nutrition per serving:

Total carbs: 16g

Net carbs: 13g

Fibre: 4g

Fat: 19g

Protein: 10g

Calories: 240 kcal

 

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