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Vegetable fritters

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
15 min
25 min
These delightful fritters are a fun crowd-pleasing snack or appetizer that are a lot easier to make than you might think. Sweet red peppers, mushrooms, onions, and chives are finely chopped up (a food processor makes this step super fast), then stirred into the buttermilk batter. Simply drop them into a greased skillet and let them cook until they're nicely golden brown, which should take less than 10 minutes total. That's all it takes! And for a picture-perfect presentation, you can top these vegetable fritters with salsa or fat-free sour cream, then sprinkle with more minced chives right before serving.


All-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

Baking powder

½ tsp

Baking soda

¼ tsp


1 tsp


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


1 Tbsp, minced

Egg white(s)

2 large, beaten until stiff

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste


  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.