One thing I’m very particular about my family’s diet is vegetables and fruits. It’s always a mountain to climb when you have picky children who don’t like vegetables and fruits which are so important for the bowels and overall health. I find that a good way to add more vegetables is to hide them in food.
Fritters are a good way to do so. These vegetable and crab stick fritters are much liked by my family. They are like little pancakes. I packed 7 pieces of them for my hubby to bring to office for lunch one day. When he came back in the evening, he asked me why I gave him so few! Well, I only had 3, in the photos here. He really should be happy! Anyway, I’m glad he liked them. These are really delicious with chili sauce….mmm.
This recipe is very simple. You can add other types of vegetables. There is no fixed recipe because you can vary the amount you like. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste. These are good for any time. They made great party or picnic food, too.
200g runner beans (sliced thinly)
8 crab sticks (cut into smaller pieces)
1 big onion (peeled and chopped)
fried shallot oil
1 egg (beaten)
Have all the ingredients ready, to be cooked first.
Heat up some oil in a frying pan or wok. Add the onions and fry until fragrant. Then add the runner beans and fry until almost cooked. Add the crab sticks and mix well. Dish up.
Put all Ingredients B in a mixing bowl and mix well. Make the batter as for pancakes, pouring consistency. You can fry a little to taste the seasoning. I usually don’t make it too salty. I love its natural sweetness from the vegetables and onions. Besides, it’s always served with dips. So you don’t need strong seasoning.
Add all the vegetable mixture to the batter and mix well. Heat up some oil in a frying pan and pan fry until golden on both sides. You can make whatever size you like. I love them small. Dish up and serve. It’s very delicious whether eaten hot or cold.
What is your favourite savoury fritter? How do you make your family eat more vegetables? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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