‘Waste not want not’ pulp fritters

I hate wasting anything… probably from my beloved mother who would make me eat my dinner for breakfast if I didn’t finish it all that night. 🙂

So having made some yummy organic juice and almond milk today, I could not throw away the pulp. So instead I whipped up some yummy fritters with the pulp and that was dinner sorted! 🙂 So quick and easy to make!

fritters

I simply combined:

2 cups of juice pulp (green vegetables, lemon and green apple)
1 cup almond pulp (or substitute with almond meal)
Lots of yummy herbs (ideally fresh as these have more liquid)
Leeks and spring onions (or red onions)
Sea salt & pepper for seasoning
Coconut oil to fry
5-6 eggs (see below for replacements)

Whisk up the eggs and then mix in all the other ingredients. Make into little patties and fry in a saucepan with lots of yummy coconut oil.

Depending on how good your juicer is might depend on how much moisture your pulp has. If using almond meal or your pulp is quite dry, you might want to add some coconut oil or almond milk or water to the mixture.

Mine were a little dry tonight so I think I needed maybe the 6th egg and some more oil or liquid.

Fresh herbs will also add to the moisture.

Are you vegan?
I don’t eat many eggs and was recently vegan, so I have tried different substitutes for the eggs, including chia seeds and flaxseeds to help to bind. They are full of healthy omega 3 fatty acids and fibre. They won’t add fluff to cakes but are good for binding.  They are probably not quite as good – especially when many eggs are required in a recipe – and sometimes mine looked more like scrambled pulp, but still was very yummy! 🙂

chia seeds

In place of 1 egg you can use:

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds or chia seeds to 3 tbsp water (allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to swell and absorb liquid) – grind just before use as prone to spoil easily
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil but it can be very greasy
  • 1tbsp water + 1tbsp olive oil + 1tsp baking powder is less greasy
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin is great in muffins and fritters too
  • 2 heaped tsp potato starch and is also great for building up good gut bacteria
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder (xanthum gum is also used as a binder and derived from a bacterium and guar gum can also be used)
  • 1/4 mashed banana in sweet baked goods
  • 1/4 cup Apple sauce or pureed fruit in cakes and muffins

I have also used flaxseeds for a banana bread, which was very yummy so I will post that shortly.

Happy baking and wasting not! 🙂

References:
Katherine Martinelli, She Knows blog
Kids with Food Allergies, Medical Advisory Team

 

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