I made too much porridge this morning
Ended up with a couple of cups worth left over
So I made okonomiyaki inspired fritters for lunch! So yummy and pleased it worked out (not all my experiments do).
2 cups left over porridge
2 tblsp chickpea flour *see below
1 heaped tblsp nutritional yeast
1 small carrot grated
1 small (straight from garden!) zucchini grated
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cumin
Chopped parsley about half a cup
Squeeze of lime or lemon
salt and pepper
Texture should be nice and thick and gooey
Place lumps of batter around a hot frying pan with a little oil
Flip and Done!
Add to a garden salad and drizzle with tomato sauce then bbq sauce
This recipe ended up making a lot of fritters – around 10 but …I ate them all because they were yummy.
So much you can do with this – add more chickpea flour and form into patties – dip in flour and make Vege burgers or add Jalapeños for extra zing – cook in air fryer instead of pan etc etc
I love doing things like this because it uses up what would otherwise be wasted and I think cooking should be creative and personal – not just read from a recipe and adhered to strictly.
Food waste is a massive issue – I’m no saint either, I need to work harder. All we can do is be conscious, aware and try.
*chickpea flour or Besan is high in protein and gluten free – you can use whatever you have or if you don’t like the taste but still want a gluten free flour try rice flour, arrowroot, cornflour, or even almond meal. If you don’t give a rats about gluten just add plain flour 😁