Veggie Rutabaga Fritters

While shopping at New Seasons Marketplace, I often find delicious food samples. Here is one I really enjoyed, so I bought the ingredients I never thought I liked, came home and made them. You can vary the ingredients to your liking. Rutabaga are surprisingly mild and a cross between cabbage and turnips. Here is my version of their recipe:

Smoky Rutabaga, Sweet  Potato, & Green Garlic Fritters

1 rutabaga

1 sweet potato (orange ones sold as “yams”)

3 green garlic – bulb and stems chopped

2-3 Tablespoons almond flour (they used rice flour)

1 tsp. smoked paprika

1-2 eggs

1 tsp. salt

extra virgin olive oil for frying or try grape seed oil.

Grate the rutabagas and sweet potato using the large holes on a grater. Combine all the rest of ingredients except oil.

Mix well adding more flour or egg if needed to hold the fritters together.

Put enough oil in heavy skillet to cover the bottom. Use 2 soups spoons to form egg sized fritters. Cook until browned and drain on paper towel. Makes about 12 fritters.

These simple fritters travel well; great for snacks too.

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