fried eggs & veggie fritters

Yet another weekend for brunch, this time I was on a quest to once again use up a surplus of veggies from my organic produce box. The hubs was craving eggs, but I didn't want the standard fried-egg sandwich or eggs-grits combo. I wanted fresh. And I wanted veg.

Veggie fritters and eggs it was. Plus, it gave me the chance to use my food processor for the second time in one weekend (the other opportunity was for a ginger-honey-soy marinade for beef). These fritters are so flexible; just use whatever veggies you have hanging out in the fridge. Cook your eggs however you like, but I recommend over-easy style. The fritters sopped up the runny yolk, really upping the wow factor.

The next time we make these, I'll top them with fresh, crumbled goat cheese and maybe a drop of truffle oil or salt. My toes are curling just thinking about it.

Veggie Fritters with Fried Eggs (adapted from Mark Bittman)
  • 1 egg, plus more for frying as an accompanyment
  • 3 c grated veggies (carrot, zucchini, squash ... whatever)
  • 1/2 an onion, grated
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh herbs (I did home-grown rosemary)
  • 1/4 c whole-wheat flour
  • Salt, pepper
  • Olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 200*. Mix the grated veg with the egg, flour, herbs and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Divide evenly into 8-10 balls and patty, making sure to smoosh them until they're very thin. (If they don't hold together well, add a little more flour.)
  2. Heat a pan swirled with olive oil over medium heat. Drop the fritters into the pan, three or four at a time, and fry ~5 minutes on each side. Flip and smoosh them into the pan. When they are adequately browned on each side, move them to a plate and pop them in the oven to keep warm. Repeat.
  3. Serve immediately with fresh fried eggs. Top with goat cheese and truffle oil or salt if you have it.

1 comment:

  1. Those fritters sound amazing. I'm adding them to the menu for next weekend! Thanks!