Asian Inspired Carrot Fritters

By Sofia Gallo 

These crispy carrot fritters are a delicious way to use up all those forgotten or sad looking veggies. They are a great way of reducing food waste, easy to make and require just a few simple ingredients. You will find that they are very versatile and can be enjoyed as a snack, light lunch, or as a side dish. Pair them with the quick dipping sauce or enjoy them plain.

And, why not get creative by using any other seasonal vegetables?

Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 mins

Difficulty: Easy


  • 400 g carrots thinly grated – I had leftover rainbow carrots, but can use any preferred kind
  • 40 g coriander – finely chopped
  • 3 green onions - finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger – grated
  • 1 large egg – beaten
  • 150 g flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ tsp of preferred Asian spice
  • 1 lt Vegetable oil for frying

For the dipping sauce

  • 1tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger


  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and combine.
  2. With the help of a tablespoon create same size fritter and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. Place the oil into a saucepan and bring the temperature to 160 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, sprinkle some flour on the top and this should float straight away.
  4. Cook the fritters 4 at the time, on a low and steady temperature to allow for an even cooking. Drain on some kitchen towel before serving.


Why don’t you add some fresh chilly and more coriander before serving, for the right kick.

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