apple radish fritters

Apple Radish Fritters – Naturally Sweet

Apple Radish Fritters are naturally sweet instead of the usual savory fritters. Pair them with some peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup for a delicious and healthy breakfast. As a bonus, this recipe works even better with those extra-large fibrous radishes that aren’t so great in salads.

This recipe started as the usual Radish Fritters, seasoned with cumin and cilantro. Then I noticed the apples as I pulled the radishes out of the fridge. And a light bulb went off over my head. SWEET instead of savory. 

I used my homemade gingerbread spice to flavor them, a blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and a pinch of nutmeg. But, just cinnamon will be equally delicious. 

Top them with all-natural (no sugar added) peanut butter and some real maple syrup for some added protein and a touch of sweetness.

Tricks for Homemade Fritters

To get fritters or hash brown nice and crispy on the outside, you need to squeeze out as much liquid from whatever fruit or vegetable you are using. You can sip on the juice while cooking them up; it’s pretty refreshing and healthy!

It would help if you also got the pan and oil hot, almost to smoking.

And finally, press your fritters together once they are in the pan. The flour and egg make a paste that helps hold the gratings together, but a little pressure will keep them from falling apart when flipping.

Apple Radish Fritters Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch of radishes (6 to 7), greens and tap root removed
  • 1 large apple, cored
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons flour (or 2 tablespoons almond flour and 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon (to taste)
  • olive oil for frying

Directions

  1. Grate the radishes and apple using a food processor or box grater (watch your fingers!).
  2. Place grated radishes and apples in a colander or sieve placed over a bowl. Add salt. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse the grated radish and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  3. In a small bowl, combine radishes, apples, egg, flour, and cinnamon.
  4. Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add about 1/4 cup of the radish mixture to the pan and press down to help the fritter stick together.
  6. Cook until brown on both sides, flipping over halfway through cooking (about 4-5 minutes).
    It is better not to crowd the pan with too many fritters at once, instead make them in a few batches.

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About Audrey Humaciu

Audrey Humaciu is an avid "maker" that believes homemade is better. Check out her blog, That Recipe, and rediscover the simple pleasures of cooking and eating real foods that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. She'll show you how easy it can be.

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