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Sweet Potato and Zucchini Fritters

Sunday Brunch is seriously my all time fave meal of the week. You sleep in, relax a little and either head out to meet friends somewhere or laze around and read the papers in your PJ's. Lots of brunch recipes are heavy and indulgent, leaving you feeling sluggish for the rest of your Sunday.

Here's a simple, healthy fritter recipe that can easily be the showstopper dish for a family brunch or a simple mid-week grab and go snack.

Ingredients - Makes approx 8 fritters

  • 400g sweet potato, peeled & grated

  • 400g zucchini grated

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped

  • large handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or a teaspoon of crushed garlic

  • 2/3 cup wholemeal spelt flour

  • 2 eggs lightly whisked

  • salt & pepper to season


  1. Preheat oven to 120 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with paper towel

  2. Place the sweet potato and zucchini in a bowl, sprinkle with a little salt & then use your hands to squeeze out any excess moisture

  3. Transfer to a clean bowl and add the parsley, garlic and onion. Season with pepper.

  4. Sprinkle with flour and toss to combine, add the egg and mix well.

  5. Heat a little EVOO in a large frypan over med heat, spoon 2 tablespoons of mixture into the pan and spread to about 5cm dia. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have filled the pan. Cook for approx 4mins on either side or until golden brown then transfer to the baking tray to warm while you prepare the remaining fritters

  6. Serve immediately, I like to serve mine with a poached egg, 1 rasher of shortcut bacon and a little avocado.

  7. Remaining fritters may be stored in an airtight container between some paper towel.

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