Friday, June 7, 2013

Chickpea & Carrot Fritters with Feta

I found this recipe on TLT ( the little things).  I had carrots left from the huge bag I bought at BJ's. There were a few cans of chickpeas in the cabinet and I all needed to pick up was feta. Adapted the recipe. 


3 2/3 cups  canned chickpeas ( used 2 cans- rinsed them off before adding to recipe

4 carrots, peeled and grated ( shredded in Cuisinart)

2 handfuls chopped cilantro ( used parsley)

2 cups  feta, crumbled
4 eggs
2/3 cup  rice flour  ( used regular flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Vegetable oil, for frying ( used EVOO with a small amount of butter added to the EVOO)
some lemon, yogurt with mint and spinach leaves, to serve( didn't use)


 Rinse and drain the chickpeas and give them a short pulse in the Cuisinart.

Add the chickpeas to a large bowl.

Shredded the carrots in the Cuisinart till they were a consistency I wanted, then add to the chickpeas.

I added the parsley which I cut fine and the feta to the chickpea and carrots.

 Beat the 4 eggs before  adding  them to the above mixture.

Combined the flour and the baking powder and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl and then added to chickpea/carrot mixture and mix well.

Pour a small amount of EVOO into a fry pan and also add a pat of butter to the EVOO. When the oil started to sizzle, added formed fritters and cook until brown on each side.


  1. Those really look good Linda. I'm not a fan of feta cheese so would have to find another one to substitute..........I've tried it so many times and just can't develop a liking for the taste-Bob doesn't mind it but he's a cheese lover and then some.

    I love that photo-it makes me want fritters for breakfast. Oh-and Bob is the same way-he'd eat ham every day if it was in the One or 2 times eating it and that's enough-in the freezer it goes for another day. :)


  2. G m Linda,these do look so good.I love Feta.Like Carol said about Bob,I`m a cheese lover:)


  3. Awesome Fritters, these will be delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen