Monday, February 17, 2014

Green bean fritters

Have you ever located a year-old bag of desiccated, frozen green beans in your freezer? This recipe is the perfect way to use those, if you hate to throw away food as much as I do. Nothing terrible happens to well-stored, frozen veggies, apart from dehydration. So, go on, eat them.

5 oz frozen green beans
2 eggs
3 tbsp flour
0.25 tsp ground coriander
0.25 tsp cayenne
0.25 tsp cumin
0.25 tsp turmeric
0.25 tsp freshly-ground black pepper

Thaw the green beans and squeeze the water out. Pat down with paper towels. Add to a food processor and chop into small pieces (about three, one-second pulses).

Heat a large skillet sprayed with olive oil on medium-high heat.

Add the beans to a bowl and add the egg, flour and spices. Mix until blended and spices are evenly distributed.

Plop into hot skillet in 3-4 portions. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until golden brown. Flip and cook other side until brown.

Serve warm, with Sriracha hot sauce, or a mixture of yogurt and hot sauce.

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