Nigel Slater is one of the top cookbook writers in the world, and with good reason. His latest book, Nigel Slater’s Tender has over 400 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the cook’s garden. This recipe has been inspired from one of his delicious recipes. These fritters make a delicious snack, served with a simple yoghurt dip, or together with a roast. Carrot Fritters

± 6 medium carrots, trimmed and washed
3-4 spring onions, both green and white parts, sliced
1 cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve
2 large free-range eggs, beaten
±1T  plain flour
±1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Oil for frying

  1. Grate the carrots, then place into a large bowl with the spring onions and coriander.
  2. Add in the eggs and the flour to bind everything together, followed by the  cheese (it will melt and again will help to hold the fritter together) and stir well, seasoning to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Just before you fry it’s worth just squeezing some of the mixture together in your hands to ensure it won’t fall apart when cooking. If you think it will, just add either a little more beaten egg or flour, only just enough to stick them together.
  4. Heat a large frying pan, add the oil and form the mixture into thin fritters, so they will cook quickly. Fry for 4-6 minutes until golden-brown on both sides. Remember the golden rule of frying – don’t play with the food too much, let the fritters form a crust before you turn them over. Serve straightaway, scattered with more coriander.

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