Carrot Fritters

These fritters could be named carrot cakes (as they might be called in some countries). However I can't use the name 'cake' with anything savoury. These fritters are not deep fried as the traditional English fritters are. I never deep fry food, ever. They are delicious and so light and  contain almost no fat (only from one 2 yolks). My whole family (husband and two children) loves these. I can see myself make about 1000 of them to freeze for later use, they are the perfect food to keep in the freezer. 

Delicious and light carrot fritters

This recipe is:

  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free

This recipe is easy to make:

  • Gluten free

Carrot Fritters

Makes 12 fritters


  • 500 grams (17 1/2 oz) carrots, peeled and shredded fairly finely
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 spring onions (or half a leek), sliced finely
  • 50 grams (1 3/4 oz) spelt flour
  • 50 grams (1 3/4 oz) spelt bread crumbs
  • 60 grams (2 oz) green peas
  • 2 eggs (please use free range eggs)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (Himalaya or sea salt)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper (black)
  • A pinch ground chili (optional)


  1. Peel the 500 grams carrots and shred finely.
  2. Peel the 2 garlic cloves and chop finely.
  3. Chop the whole middle section on both the spring onions.
  4. Transfer the carrots, garlic and onions to a large bowl.
  5. Add the 50 grams spelt flour, 50 grams bread crumbs and 60 grams green peas to the bowl. Mix well.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the 2 eggs, 2 egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and the pinch of chili. Mix well.
  7. Add more spelt flour if the mixture is very wet although it should at this stage have a texture similar to coleslaw so don't worry too much if the mixture is runny.
  8. Form 12 patties/fritters with your hands, they will be fall apart easily so be gentle.
  9. Heat a large frying pan to medium heat and transfer the fritters a few at a time to the pan. Heat gently for 10 minutes on both sides. You won't need to grease the pan if it is of good quality.
  10. You can also bake the fritters at 180 degrees Celsius/350 Fahrenheit/Gas Mark 4, for 20 minutes. I prefer the texture of the pan-heated fritters (crispy on the outside).
  11. Serve with a light mustard-yoghurt sauce, barley or brown rice and a nice salad.


  • You can use sweetcorn instead of green peas.
  • If you are allergic to glutein you can use a piece of glutein free bread instead of the breadcrumbs as well as potato flour or rice flour instead of the spelt flour.
  • Please use free range eggs.