Carrot Fritters – Donna Hay #17

Carrot fritters by Donna Hay |

Yes, it is time for another Donna recipe! This was one of those recipes where I didn’t necessarily think it would be really good. Carrot fritters… Nothing came to mind when I read the recipe. Don’t get me wrong; I do like carrot, but generally in the raw variety or in a salad. Or grilled. Very rarely do I cook them (because that gives me visions of how my mum used to prepare them… horribly overcooked and with too much sugar in it… Yuck!)

Carrot fritters by Donna Hay |

That is definitely not the case with these quick carrot fritters. It’s a quick and delicious sidedish and I really loved them. Donna used heirloom carrots but I could only find the orange ones, so that is what I used… And well, considering the time of year it would be a nice snack during any football match… 😉

Carrot fritters


  • 360 gr grated carrot
  • 1,5 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 egg whites
  • 50 gr rice flour
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Greek yoghurt and lemon to serve


  1. Place the grated carrot, garlic, chili, lemonzest, eggwhites, flour, salt and pepper into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. If it's too wet add a little more flour. Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Make flat cookie sized forms with your hands and bake them in batches for about 2-4 minutes each side until golden and crispy. Serve with the yoghurt and lemon parts.





Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over. She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats. Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer


  1. Mhh, I just love Donna Hay’S Recipes. So simple, quick, yet full of flavour. And I love fritters :)!!

  2. This looks so good! love that it’s gluten free. Is it pan fry or bake? I’m a bit confused with the instruction

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