Although I am a sweet tooth myself, it’s easy to forget that Christmas treats can be savory and yummy, too! So here is another toddler friendly Christmas recipe, and one that will be useful as we head into colder weather, too …
1/3 cup flour (plain or self-raising is ok)
1/3 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 cup grated cheese
2 teaspoons of parsley and/or other fresh herbs (coriander and mint are lovely)
1/8 cup squished peas (or beans sliced into small pieces)
1/8 cup grated zucchini (skin on)
1/4 cup finely chopped red capsicum (or use tomatoes without the seeds and juice)
milk (as needed, maybe 2 tablespoons)
oil or butter (for cooking)
Mix everything up to get a stiff batter – adding just enough milk to hold things together.
Heat the pan, add a little oil/butter then drop in balls of the mixture.
When the fritter is bubbling (like pikelets), flip and cook the other side.
Place on paper towel to drain before serving hot or cold.
If you’re feeling creative…
- make shapes other than circles – a Christmas tree or star would be really cool!
- join some balls together to form a snowman
- try some different ingredients, like spinach/silver beet, grated celery, red cabbage, red potatoes or red kidney beans. Of course, if you move away from red and green, there are many other delicious ingredients to add (carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, beetroot, corn, sweet potato…)
- add a dipping sauce – satay, coriander, chilli are good ones – or a salsa with it for extra flavour and moisture.
This could be a healthier alternative to leave out for Santa, too!