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Vegetable Fritters

Total Time
40 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
For a picture-perfect presentation, top these vegetable fritters with salsa or fat-free sour cream, then sprinkle with minced chives.
Ingredients

all-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

baking powder

½ tsp

baking soda

¼ tsp

sugar

1 tsp

egg(s)

1 large, beaten

low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s)

sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, cored, seeded and quartered

fresh mushroom(s)

6 medium, trimmed and coarsely chopped

uncooked onion(s)

1 small, trimmed and quartered

chives

1 Tbsp, minced

egg white(s)

2 large, beaten until stiff

table salt

tsp, or to taste

black pepper

tsp, or to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together egg and buttermilk. Stir into flour mixture.
  3. By hand or in a food processor, mince together pepper, mushrooms, onion and chives; add to flour mixture. Gently fold in egg whites. Season to taste.
  4. Warm a large, nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Drop fritters by heaping tablespoons onto skillet, allowing an inch between fritters. Cook 3 to 5 minutes on one side, flip and cook until cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Yields about 5 fritters per serving.

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