I personally am not a fan of 'raw' carrots. When they come around the veggie and dip tray I pass them over........but bake them, roast them stick them in a casserole I love them. Weird as it sounds. This is my favourite fritter, these carrot ones. They are so delicious that you just can't eat one. I know, I know fried foods are a 'NO NO ' now a days, but if you eat in moderation it's all right. Well...that's what Dr. Oz always said and the good Dr. knows well I guess.
(source; my good friend gave me this recipe.)
2 cups carrots, finely grated
1 onion, grated
1 green scallion, chopped finely
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I use the Italian seasoned ones)
1/2 tsp. cumin (optional) OR 1/2 tsp. dry thyme (optional)
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Oil for frying (I use canola oil)
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together until well mixed. (I like to use my hands).
Make about 13 to 15 flat, round, fritters from the mixture, about 1 cm thick. I used my medium ice cream scoop.
In a pan heat oil, enough so that it comes half way up the carrot fritters.
Fry fritters until golden brown, on both sides. About 2 to 4 minutes on each side. We like ours more cripsier.
Put on to paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
We like to serve ours with a dollop of yogurt or some prefer sour cream or just plain.
Also any kind of herb can be added to taste.