Baked Potato and Carrot Fritters with Peas

Transforming the classic fried courgette dish into a healthier version, this recipe introduces baked potato and carrot fritters with peas. Not only does this method reduce the oil content, making it a healthier choice, but it also preserves the delightful textures and flavors of the vegetables. Enjoy the goodness of crispy edges and a soft, flavorful center without the guilt. Let’s dive into the recipe.


  • 2 carrots, grated: Adds sweetness and a vibrant color to the fritters.
  • 150 grams frozen peas: Introduce a lovely green hue and a sweet, fresh flavor.
  • 100 grams flour (¾ cup): The base for the batter that binds the vegetables together.
  • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs: Helps to create a crispy exterior on the fritters.
  • 2 eggs: Acts as a binding agent for all the ingredients, ensuring they hold together nicely.
  • 100 milliliters milk (⅔ cup): Loosens the batter, making it the right consistency for mixing.
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast: Aids in making the fritters a bit fluffier and adds a subtle yeasty flavor.
  • Parsley, chopped: Brings a fresh, herby note to the mix.
  • Salt: To taste, for seasoning.
  • Oil for brushing: A healthier alternative to frying, used to brush the fritters before baking to achieve a golden color.
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  1. Prepare the Batter:
    • In a large bowl, mix the grated carrots, frozen peas (no need to thaw), flour, breadcrumbs, and chopped parsley. Add a pinch of salt to taste.
    • In a separate small bowl, beat the eggs lightly with the milk and dry yeast. Ensure the yeast is thoroughly dissolved.
    • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, and mix until you have a cohesive batter.
  2. Form the Fritters:
    • Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Using your hands or two spoons, form small patties from the batter and place them on the prepared baking sheet. If the batter is too sticky, wet your hands with a little water to make handling easier.
  3. Bake the Fritters:
    • Lightly brush the top of each fritter with a bit of oil to help them turn golden brown while baking.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the fritters are cooked through and have a crispy exterior. Flip them halfway through baking to ensure even crispiness.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the baked fritters hot, with your choice of dipping sauce or a side salad for a complete meal.


  • Adding Flavor: Feel free to incorporate other herbs or spices into the batter to suit your taste preferences. A dash of paprika or garlic powder can add an extra layer of flavor.
  • Serving Suggestion: These fritters are versatile and can be served as a main dish, a side, or even as a healthy snack. Pair them with a tangy yogurt-based dip or a fresh tomato salsa for added zest.

Enjoy your healthier, baked potato and carrot fritters with peas—a deliciously good and nutritious alternative to traditional fried snacks.