Cabbage Fritters (Cabbage Pancakes): A Crispy and Delicious Snack

Cabbage fritters, also known as cabbage pancakes, are a savory and crispy snack that combines shredded cabbage, carrots, scallions, and flavorful seasonings. These fritters are easy to make and perfect for a quick snack or side dish. Here’s how to prepare these tasty cabbage fritters.


Cabbage Fritter “Batter”:

  • 16 oz shredded cabbage
  • 2 medium-small carrots, grated
  • 2-3 scallions, thinly sliced (or 1 regular onion, finely chopped)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4-5 tablespoons flour (use gluten-free or grain-free flour if preferred)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (or smoked paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (optional)

For Frying:

  • 3-4 tablespoons fat (ghee or oil of your choice)


  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • Shred the cabbage using a food processor or a sharp knife.
    • Grate the carrots.
    • Thinly slice the scallions (or finely chop the onion).
    • Mince the garlic cloves.
  2. Make the Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, grated carrots, sliced scallions, and minced garlic.
    • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then pour them over the vegetable mixture.
    • Add the flour and seasonings (sea salt, black pepper, paprika, and ground coriander, if using) to the bowl.
    • Mix everything together until the vegetables are well coated with the egg and flour mixture.
  3. Heat the Oil:
    • Heat 3-4 tablespoons of ghee or oil of your choice in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Form and Fry the Fritters:
    • Once the oil is hot, spoon the batter into the skillet, forming small patties or pancakes.
    • Press the batter down gently with the back of a spoon to flatten the fritters.
    • Cook the fritters for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
    • Remove the fritters from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the cabbage fritters hot, with your favorite dipping sauce such as sour cream, yogurt, or a tangy dipping sauce.


  • Gluten-Free or Grain-Free Option: Use almond flour, coconut flour, or a gluten-free flour blend instead of regular flour.
  • Seasoning Variations: Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your taste. You can add a pinch of cayenne pepper for heat or some fresh herbs for extra flavor.


Cabbage Fritters are a delightful way to enjoy vegetables in a crispy and flavorful form. These fritters are easy to prepare and make a perfect snack or side dish. The combination of shredded cabbage, carrots, and scallions with savory seasonings creates a delicious and satisfying treat. Enjoy these fritters hot with your favorite dipping sauce for a delicious and nutritious snack!