Now that I have a 13 month old almost 14 on my hands I am always looking for new recipes to make for her. She is a pretty good eater and will try anything.
I love Pinterest and I get a lot of ideas for recipes there. However, this time I just looked up a Carrot fritter recipe to get an idea of what goes in it but just kind of winged it myself.
First I pealed and grated two carrots. Then I chopped half a small yellow onion. I then added some grated cheese. This time I used mozzarella, but I normally use whatever cheese I have which is normally gouda. And I put the cheese and onion amount to taste. Then I mix up the onions, cheese and carrots.
Next I mix up some eggs, I used 2 this time but it depends of large of a portion of carrots you are using. Then I mix the eggs in. In the future I will probably mix the flour (you can use whatever flour you have, I just only had white but I am sure gluten free or whole wheat would be fine) in with the eggs so it’s more even. However, I have normally just put in a handful at a time till it’s a little stiff so you can flatten on the frying pan. This time I put 3 handfuls in. Mix it well.
This is what mine looks like before I cook it up.
Michaela was helping me in the kitchen too…..
Now I use coconut oil for pretty much everything. I like the taste and I don’t think it’s as bad for you as other oils so I don’t mind giving it to Michaela.
I put the heat to medium and then flatten the carrot batter onto the pan.
Then as they brown I will flip and squish them flatter so they cook more evenly. They take about 2 mins give or take on each side. Just cooked them till they are brown.
This is my finished product. It made about 11 fritters. I put them in the freezer and just pop them into the toaster oven to heat up. I am sure you can use the toaster or microwave oven, I just don’t have a toaster and I don’t like using the microwave too much.
What I used:
2 medium sized carrots pealed and grated
1/2 small yellow onion diced (to taste)
1/2 cup of grated cheese (to taste)
2 eggs beaten
1/4 cup of flour
2 tbsp of coconut oil for the pan
Here is Michaela’s lunch. I gave her some plain greek yogurt for the fritters but she just likes yogurt for anything.
As you can see here she really likes her lunch.
Once you make a batch you can use it over the next couple months for lunches. Its easy and quick and you know your little one is getting veggies.