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Carrot fritters

Photo: Marina Oliphant

What do other kids like to eat and help make at home? A quick ring-around of friends and relatives revealed all things sweet rate highest. It's fun and easy to stir pancake batters and cake mixes, roll out gingerbread, ice cakes - and lick sticky fingers. Children also really like crumbing things, such as chicken, fish or even vegetables, getting hands-on and messy. And, when it's all golden and crispy, it's very yummy.


  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots (about 1 large carrot)
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels (frozen or canned will do but freshly cooked tastes better)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 heaped tbsp parsley or coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder*
  • Pinch salt
  • Olive oil for frying
  • (*I sneak the curry powder in and say nothing - it imparts a wonderful yellow colour and kids love it without knowing it is there.)


Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat with a little olive oil. Fry spoonfuls of the mixture until golden brown on both sides. Drain on kitchen paper.

To serve 

Serve with avocado dip.

Makes 12-15 fritters. 

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